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Pediatric Dentistry – Things to Know


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Pediatric dentists have additional training in caring for the oral health of children and infants, including oral development, proper oral hygiene and nutrition guidance, and monitoring for common childhood dental issues such as baby bottle tooth decay and gum disease. At Truxel Dental, our pediatric dentist offers a safe and welcoming environment for youngsters to receive routine care, preventative care, and emergency treatment as needed.

You can expect your child to be treated with care and compassion at your pediatric dental office while you remain by their side throughout their visit. It is highly recommended that a child should visit the pediatric dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. During this time, the dentist will examine the child’s teeth, gums, and bite, checking for any signs of cavities or disease. If further treatment is necessary, your dentist will discuss their findings with you to determine the best options for your child. 

When Should Children See the Dentist?

It is recommended to schedule your child’s first visit between one and six months after their first tooth arrives. This appointment allows your child to get acquainted with their dentist, reduce anxiety and fear related to dental procedures, and help establish good oral hygiene habits. Establishing these good habits early on will help your child develop healthy smiles.

You should also schedule regular dental checkups every six months after your child’s first birthday to ensure their teeth develop correctly and maintain their beautiful smiles. Over time, your pediatric dentist may notice changes to your child’s smile or jaw and recommend orthodontic care as necessary to help them develop a healthy bite and beautiful straight teeth.

Your child should see their pediatric dentist regularly to maintain their health and help detect any oral health issues early. With early detection and proper treatment, we can help minimize the risk of developing additional complications in the future and ensure your child maintains a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime.

The Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Your child can have a positive experience at the dentist’s office that will influence their future visits.
  • You can prevent tooth decay in baby teeth and set the foundation for good oral hygiene habits.
  • If a child is anxious about visiting the dentist, it’s easier to address those fears early rather than wait until there is a problem.
  • During regular visits to the dentist, your pediatric dentist can identify potential symptoms of serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and eating disorders.
  • Dental checkups help ensure your child has a healthy smile free of decay or other problems.

If your child is due for a checkup and cleaning, Truxel Dental at 3880 Truxel Rd Suite #600, Sacramento, CA 95834, or call (916) 333-2700 to schedule an appointment.

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