Your kids are not adults, they should be taken to a dentist for kids. Here at Napa Valley Dental Group, you can find the best pediatric dentists who can provide a high quality care for your children’s oral health needs while making sure they are given the most comfortable and enjoyable dental experience.
Our Pediatric Dentists are trained to promote oral and dental health of your children from birth through their teen years. They have the experience and are well knowledgeable in terms of taking good care of a child’s mouth, teeth and gums through their adolescence including the ones with special health needs. They specialize on handling dental problems and providing dental care to prevent oral problems that could possible cause long term complications and diseases.
BENEFITS OF HAVING YOUR CHILD SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST
In many cases, children are being treated by general dentists. But if you are able to bring your child to a pediatric dentists, comprehensive oral health care can be provided such as infant oral health exams, habit counselling (e.g. use of pacifier and thumb sucking), diagnosis of oral conditions associatedÂ with some serious diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and care for dental injuries particular to children.
Children also need a special kind of care that requires more patience than what adults need, as they are not always able to be cooperative during dental visits and exams. Pediatric dentists are skilled and are experts on treating children while making them feel comfortable. In addition, they also have equipment in offices that are designed especially for children. You can be assured that they can provide the best possible care for your child’s oral health.
Our pediatric dentists can provide the following services:
- Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for caries in mother and child
- Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations
- Habit counseling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
- Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite (orthodontics)
- Repair of tooth cavities or defects
- Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
- Management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers, short frenulae, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease
- Care for dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)
- Sealants to protect healthy teeth from decay – protect susceptible areas,such asthe chewing surfaces of the back teeth that are extremely difficult to clean of bacteria and food, by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas.
- Oral hygiene and preventative home care programs
- Parental instruction for care of infant and toddler teeth
- Custom-made mouth guards to protect against sports injuries
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MOST COMMON DENTAL DISEASES AMONG CHILDREN
- TOOTH DECAY â€“ Tooth Decay also known as cavity or dental caries, can be caused by lack of dental care and not brushing your child’s teeth enough. For toddlers, there is also a condition known as baby bottle tooth decay, which is caused by going to bed with a bottle. The milk from the bottle sits in the baby’s mouth and create a breeding ground for bacteria. To prevent this, monitor and control your child’s unhealthy eating habits and make sure to give your child water to drink before going to bed.
- GUM DISEASE â€“ There are three types of gum or periodontal disease in children: Chronic Gingivitis, Aggressive Periodontitis and Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis. These are indicated by the following signs: Bleeding, Puffiness and Recession. To avoid these diseases, it is a must to encourage good dental hygiene in adolescence that include brushing and flossing and regular dental care and visits.
- TOOTH SENSITIVITYâ€“ sensitivity refers to the pain or discomfort felt from consuming hot or cold food and beverages. This is due to the enamel wearing off, and recession of gums exposing the interior of the tooth and causing irritation of the nerve endings.
Preventing oral diseases is rather less costly than curing detected problems. This will also reduce suffering experienced by children, discomfort and lifelong complications.And if you have concerns about your child’s dental health, you can always feel free to reach out to our pediatric dentists who are capable of giving a comfortable dental experience to your children.
Contact Napa Valley Dental Group for best Pediatric Dentistry in Napa CA. Conveniently located off St. Helena Hwy and Lincoln Ave, 2119 Jefferson Street Napa, CA 94559