At Healthy Teeth Family Dentistry, we provide personalized, compassionate pediatric dental care to help your child establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our Glendale pediatric dentist makes every checkup a valuable learning experience, providing your child with the educational tools to maintain excellent oral hygiene. With a focus on preventive care, we recommend bringing your child in for back to school teeth cleanings, examinations and treatments to protect against cavities.
Studies show that each year, children across the United States lose 51 school hours due to dental disease, and tooth decay is considered among the most common chronic childhood illnesses. Cavities affect 50% of children between the ages of 2 and 11, and the prevalence of tooth decay increases to 78% among 17-year-olds. With periodic preventive visits, we can help your child spend less time in the dentist’s chair and more time learning and having fun. We provide preventive treatment at each stage of growth and development, beginning as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts. At your child’s first checkup, we will teach you how to clean and care for your child’s newly emerging teeth, and how to protect against early pediatric dental problems, such as baby bottle tooth decay. As your child gets older, we will teach her or him more about the responsibilities of brushing, flossing and making the right nutritional and lifestyle choices. We’ll also perform a professional teeth cleaning, removing plaque buildup from difficult to reach areas between the teeth and gums. As an added level of protection against tooth decay, we recommend periodic fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel, and the application of dental sealants when the permanent back teeth come into place. At every visit, we provide a comprehensive examination, tracking the development of the teeth and jaw, and checking for cavities and other conditions that may adversely impact your child’s oral health.
With the care of our friendly, gentle Glendale pediatric dentist, every checkup is a positive, worry-free experience for you and your child. At Healthy Teeth Family Dentistry, we keep your child relaxed and engaged throughout every visit. To learn more or to schedule today, call today.