Kids Dentistry in American Canyon
Dr. Das has extensive experience working with children. One of the top areas of interest for him while studying was pediatric dentistry.
When you bring your kid to us, we will listen to your concerns about your child. We will speak with your child as well, have a thorough dental examination and plan the treatment.
The Very First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing a dentist by the age of one or within six months after the first tooth erupts.
Taking care of primary teeth is crucial for lifelong good oral health and the child’s overall development. Primary teeth are important because:
- They help maintain good nutrition as they help children chew properly.
- While a child is learning to speak, teeth play a vital role.
- They hold the space for permanent teeth. Extracting a baby tooth due to infection almost always results in crowding later on.
- They help in developing the child’s self-image and confidence.
Little Kids and Pre-Teens
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental decay is the most common chronic disease in young people between the ages of 5 and 17. Though cavities are common among kids, they are easily avoidable. We offer preventive care for kids that includes:
- Dental Exams
- Orthodontic evaluations
- Fluoride Treatment
- Sports Guards
- Night Guards
We understand that it’s not easy to take your child to the dentist, so we try our best to make your child’s visit enjoyable. To avoid unnecessary fear, we don’t use words like “needle”, “hurt”, “shot” or “pull” around them. To convey the message, we use language that is friendly to them and puts them at ease. As a parent or guardian, you are welcome to accompany the child to the dentist’s chair for the procedure.
Older Children and Teens
As children grow, they face new challenges with their oral health. Just like adults, teens should visit their dentist at least twice a year. Doing so can help catch minor problems before they become worse.
Braces can be recommended if your kid has a bad bite or has crooked teeth. There are many benefits to braces. Aligned teeth are easier to clean, preventing cavities and gum disease. Braces can improve the smile and boost confidence.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth or the third molars can erupt in the mouth between the ages of 17-21. Sometimes they do not have enough room to come out or they are in the wrong position to be able to come straight up. They might need to be removed to protect from pain, infection, cysts or damage to other teeth.
It is important for us to educate kids about their teeth. We like to talk to them about good oral habits of brushing and flossing. We also touch upon the topic of diet and how it affects the teeth.