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Where can I find a Solana Beach children’s dentist?

According to the most recent research, dental decay ranks number one as the most chronic disease affecting children. At Great Smiles Pediatric and Orthodontics, we provide the specialized pedodontic care your kids need to establish and maintain healthy smiles. By making visits to our office as welcoming, comfortable and engaging as possible, we take special care to teach your kids the fundamental practices for securing a lifetime of excellent oral health. As your Solana Beach children’s dentist, our comprehensive dental services include the essentials in routine preventive care, as well as the state-of-the-art in emergency and orthodontic treatment.

Solana Beach children’s dentist

Just how is it that dental decay is so common among kids? The process of dental decay begins with the natural formation of dental plaque in the mouth. Dental plaque is home to colonies of harmful bacteria that thrive off of the sugars in our diet. Now it’s no secret that kids like candy and sweets. As we consume sugary foods, or beverages, these bacteria release acids to digest their share. These acids are harmful, capable of eroding the enamel of the teeth—causing dental decay, and eventually, cavities. As your Solana Beach children’s dentist, we provide the professional oversight, instruction, and personalized services necessary to keep your children’s smiles healthy and happy. Beyond the encouraging instruction in proper brushing, flossing, and nutritional guidance we provide, we also periodically apply topical fluoride to the teeth, as well as place dental sealants on the permanent back molars to help lower the risk for dental decay. Because the back molars have deep ridges, they become a safe haven for plaque buildup, food particles, and bacteria, increasing the risk for cavities. Dental sealants are protective coatings which smooth over the deep ridges of these back teeth, to help shield them from decay.

For the essential preventive dental care your kids require, schedule your next visit with our Solana Beach children’s dentist today!

530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 240-4534

Solana Beach Children’s Dentist

Children’s Dentist in Solana Beach

Did you know that a recent study found that up to 15% of Americans avoid seeking dental care because of dental anxiety and fear? Finding a warm, caring and conscientious dentist can make a dramatic difference, especially for a child’s early experiences in receiving care. At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our Solana Beach children’s dentists are skilled, experienced experts when it comes to helping children feel relaxed during dental treatment. Sensitive to the unique needs and concerns of children, we understand that some may have some anxiety about dental treatments, and pride ourselves in making a positive difference for those young patients to be comfortable and confident about receiving dental care. Providing a fun, relaxed environment, complete with fun activities in the waiting room, we also offer a comprehensive variety of safe, monitored sedation options for children.

Solana Beach Children’s Dentist

When children are scared, have strong gag reflexes, medical conditions, special needs, or are unable to sit for one reason or another, varying levels dental sedation can carefully be administered to aid in relaxation and allow dental care to be performed. Depending on the particular needs of each child, our Solana Beach children’s dentist will suggest the best method of dental sedation. One commonly used sedation option is nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. Providing nearly immediate relief, nitrous oxide is very effective at relaxing and allowing a young patient to feel comfortable, and at ease during a procedure. The effects also wear off very quickly, so you won’t have to worry about your child being drowsy afterwards. Other sedation options include oral sedatives, IV sedation, and general anesthetic as appropriate for particular procedures or circumstances. Each of these options is safe, effective, and closely supervised by the careful and diligent professionals at Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

As a Solana Beach children’s dentist making your child’s experience at the dentist a pleasant one is one of our core values. Make an appointment to visit the pediatric dentists that love kids, and are always thinking of ways to help soothe them – and you – during their treatment. Call Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Solana Beach, today.

 

530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 240-4534

Solana Beach Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist in Solana Beach

When you bring your child in for a visit with their Solana Beach pediatric dentist, you are setting them out on a path towards a lifetime of healthy teeth. At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we provide dental care to infants, children and adolescents, addressing the unique oral health requirements at each stage of development. Our goal in treating your child is to monitor their dental growth and development, prevent cavities, and guide them in establishing a good oral hygiene regimen that will help them to maintain their healthy smile for a lifetime.

As a parent, it is important to bring your child for routine dental care starting at a young age. In this way your child will become more comfortable in seeing the dentist, and as time progresses will develop an understanding of the importance of maintaining their own dental health. At your Solana Beach pediatric dentist we’ll do our utmost to protect your child’s teeth against dental decay. Each time that your child comes in for their check up visit their oral health will be thoroughly evaluated. Our dentist will examine each tooth for cavities, using diagnostic films as needed to find any decay that is not apparent on visual inspection. Films will also show a child’s developing teeth and their positions in the jaws. It is important to note if this is proceeding normally or if there are any issues that need to be considered or addressed

Solana Beach Pediatric Dentist

Your child will also receive a professional dental cleaning at their routine periodic visits to remove dental plaque or any particles that their toothbrush could not reach or missed. Plaque is a sticky, clear film that develops in the mouth and harbors the harmful bacteria that cause cavities. The dentist will make sure that you and your child receive instructions in the best techniques for brushing and flossing, and will provide guidance in making the right nutritional choices in order to prevent tooth decay. For further prevention against tooth decay, your child’s dentist may recommend the application of dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatment. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings painted onto the backs of your child’s permanent molars to shield the vulnerable grooves and crevices from developing cavities. Fluoride treatments are important because they help to strengthen the enamel in developing teeth.

As your child grows we’ll carefully follow their dental health and development along with their facial growth and development. We want to make sure that their teeth are aligned and that the jaws are in the proper relationship. Our orthodontist will provide care as necessary to correct any issues

When you have trusted, local Solana Beach pediatric dentist, it is easy to keep up with regular visits and provide your child with a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Our friendly office staff make it easy to schedule an appointment. Give us a call today.

 

530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 240-4534