As a parent, you have plenty to think about when it comes to taking care of your child, but we’re ready to make things much easier concerning their dental health. Our team has plenty of experience working with children of all ages, and our comfort-first approach to dentistry is perfect for helping young patients feel at ease while we provide the personalized care they deserve. If you have a growing smile at home, we’ll make sure it stays safe and healthy for years to come, giving you one less thing to worry about! To schedule an appointment with us, call today for children’s dentistry in Beverly Hills.
Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?
- Friendly Team That Loves Kids
- Kind Dentist with Decades of Experience
- Soothing Sedation For Nervous Children
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
Just like Mom and Dad, your child should receive at least two checkups and cleanings each year starting around age two or three. At these appointments, we’ll not only clean their teeth and keep an eye out for any cavities, but we’ll also start to teach them the basics of oral healthcare. This way, they can learn how to brush and floss properly and start forming habits that will serve them well into adulthood.
Young children aren’t exactly the best brushers in the world, and as a result, they often develop cavities on the hard-to-reach teeth towards the back of the mouth, the molars and premolars. Fortunately, we can give them extra protection using sealants, in which we coat these teeth with a thin layer of dental plastic. This literally creates an invisible barrier that decay-causing plaque, bacteria, and food particles can’t penetrate, ensuring your child’s pearly whites stay nice and strong.
In addition to regularly drinking fluoridated tap water and using a fluoride toothpaste, growing children can also get professional fluoride treatments as part of their checkups and cleanings with us. These involve simply coating the teeth with a concentrated fluoride solution, which helps replace the minerals in the enamel that have been lost due to the sugar and acids found in food. This dramatically reduces a child’s risk for cavities, and the benefits will last all the way until their next cleaning with us.
If your child develops a cavity, we won’t repair it using a dark gray metal filling that will instantly stick out in their smile. Instead, we can use a composite resin that is specially colored to match their enamel. These fillings, in addition to blending seamlessly with the teeth, also require less enamel to be removed during placement compared to old fillings. This results in a higher quality repair and reduces the chance of the tooth eventually cracking.