Kid Dental Group

Kids Dental Group in San Fernando

ABC Kids Dental Group is dedicated to providing the best quality care. Our practice is equipped with the necessary equipment and staff to address today’s most complex pediatric dental issues. We also offer a warm and welcoming environment. We will make sure that your first visit is informative and comfortable.

Our patients have a comfortable area with Xbox games, movies, magazines, and toys to keep them entertained throughout their visit. Every visit ends with a smile. Qualifying patients will receive a personalized “CAVITY-FREE CERTIFICATE” and all patients will receive a goodie bag containing toys, stickers and essentials for oral hygiene such as toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, tongue scraper and brushing timer. !

Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Parents often have trouble deciding how much care their children need. While they know they want to prevent decay, they aren’t always sure how to go about it. These are some guidelines and tips.

When Should Kids Start Brushing Their Teeth?

Good dental care starts before a baby’s first tooth is born. It doesn’t matter if you don’t see your teeth, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t there. The second trimester of pregnancy is when teeth begin to form. Your baby is born with 20 primary teeth. Some of these teeth are fully developed in your jaw.

Here are the details on how and when to take care of these little cuties:

  • To get rid of harmful bacteria, you can run a damp, clean washcloth over your baby’s gums before they start to teethe.
  • Use an infant toothbrush to brush your baby’s teeth when he or she is able. Use water mixed with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. This should be about the same size as a grain of rice. Fluoride toothpaste should be approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). You can use baby toothpaste with no fluoride. However, you want to reduce the amount of toothpaste swallowed.
  • Children 3 years old and older should only use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste
  • Your child should start to spit when brushing around age 2. Avoid giving your child water to swish or spit as this could make it more likely that they swallow toothpaste.
  • When Should Kids See a Dentist?

    According to the ADA, children should see a dentist before their first birthday. The dentist will show you how to brush and floss properly and perform a modified exam. Your baby can sit on your lap while the dentist does this.

    These visits can detect problems early on and help children get used to going to the dentist. This will help them feel less anxious about visiting the dentist as they grow older. You might consider taking your child to a pediatric dentist who is trained in treating children. Pediatric dentists have the training to deal with a wide variety of problems that can affect children’s dental health. They are also trained to know when to refer you for a specialist such as an orthodontist for an overbite, or an oral surgeon to fix a jaw problem.

    What Dental Problems Can Happen?

    Your kids may be more at risk if you have gum disease or tooth decay. Sometimes even the best flossing and brushing can’t prevent a tooth from getting decayed. If your child experiences tooth pain, make sure you call your dentist immediately. This could indicate that your child needs to have a cavity treated.

    The availability of new materials means that pediatric dentists now have more options for filling and repairing teeth than ever before. Amalgam, a silver-colored alloy (a special mixture of metals), was once the preferred material for filling permanent teeth. Composite resins, however, are now becoming more popular. Resins can bond to teeth to prevent the filling from popping out. They also have the ability to be used to repair damaged teeth due to injury or conditions such as a cleft palate. Resins can often be tooth-colored so they are considered more attractive.

    Looking Ahead

    Your dentist may recommend routine checkups for children as they grow. Good dental health starts with avoiding sugary foods, flossing regularly, and working closely with your dentist.