The Most Fun, Engaging And Professional Dentist For Kids In Brea, CA
The Best Dentist For Kids In Brea, CA
Kids Dentistry, Brea, CA
For many children, the thought of going to the dentist isn't exactly thrilling. In fact, it may send shivers down their spines! But we're here to cut through all the scary myths and change their whole perception of children's pediatric dentistry. We're here to teach kids that going to the dentist is not only a healthy and responsible thing to do; it can also be fun.
At Gold Coast Dental Brea, the comfort of your children comes first. Our professional staff is properly trained in child-friendly chairside manner. We have all the knowledge and tools to help your child grow and develop into an adult with exceptional dental hygienic habits. We represent a whole new level of children's dentistry and orthodontics. If you're interested in having your child come in, give us a call at (562) 356-0948 and see our children's dentist right away!
How Do We Care For Your Children?
Our specialized knowledge and experience assure that your child receives the best care around
There are several advantages to taking your child to Gold Coast Dental Brea versus anywhere else. We're experts at treating the unique needs of children. Our staff can quickly identify issues specific to children and offer ideal solutions to those issues. We're skilled in using smaller dental instruments that are designed to fit children's mouths. And we have a strong understanding of the factors influencing the growth of baby teeth in a developing child.
Finally, our team has specialized knowledge about preventive care parents can exercise with their children to fight decay and infection, as well as address cosmetic and speech issues. We use precise language that is more easily understood by children and allows us to explain conditions and situations simply and clearly. With this whole host of additional skills, it's a no-brainer why our team is sought after when it comes to caring for children's dental needs.
From Healthy Children To Healthy Adults
We're here with you every step of the way
Whether your child is experiencing their first tooth, or if their permanent teeth are coming in, we're here every step of the way! We'll ensure that, as far as oral health is concerned, they develop into happy, healthy adults with beautiful smiles. We know how important first impressions are and will make your child's first visit to the dentist a positive and enjoyable one. With our engaging dentist office for kids, your child's tenth, thirtieth and hundredth visits are just as pleasant -- we're in it for the long haul with you. The Gold Coast Dental Brea team will remain committed to the ongoing oral health of your children! If it's time to get your child in to see a kid-friendly dentist, give us a call! We're waiting for you.
Taking Care Of Baby Teeth
How we handle dental issues in developing children with care
You may be wondering why baby teeth are so important if all of them will fall out eventually. The fact is, baby teeth fulfill many important functions in the mouth! They help children develop good chewing habits early on, enable them to speak clearly, and form a pathway for permanent teeth to follow when they emerge. They also help keep space in the jaws for adult teeth. The first baby teeth break through the gums around six months of age and are usually the front bottom teeth. The last baby teeth to erupt are generally in the very back of the mouth, on the upper side, and occur around age three. At this point, your child is likely to have 20 baby teeth -- 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom.
Because they help pave the way for adult teeth, it is important to take proper care of baby teeth. Here are a few tips for doing so. Brush at least twice a day. If your child is a newborn, wipe the gums with a wet cloth to keep the mouth clean. If your child is under three, use a tiny amount of toothpaste and help your child brush their teeth for at least two minutes. Assist with this task until you're confident that they will be able to thoroughly brush themselves. Once you see two teeth that touch, start flossing in between the teeth. This helps eliminate food between the teeth and stops cavities from forming between the teeth as well. Continue flossing with your child until you are sure they can do it well on their own.
Visit the kid dentist regularly. In addition to routine brushing and flossing, you'll want to visit the dentist once you see your child's first tooth, or your child's first birthday - whichever comes first. We can advise you on proper care for their teeth, when the next baby teeth will come in, and whether your child has any tooth decay that needs to be addressed. It's important that you help your child develop healthy dental habits now that they can carry on into their adult lives, and certainly when they have a mouth full of permanent teeth. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's oral health, call us at (562) 356-0948, and we'll be happy to assist you.
What happens at my child's first dental visit?
The first dental visit usually doesn't involve a great deal of treatment. The visit allows your child to develop a relationship with the dentist. At the same time, the parents are educated about the basics of oral health care for children.
What food restrictions apply before or after my child visits the dentist?
Avoid having your child eat anything heavy for thirty minutes prior to the appointment. If your child receives a fluoride treatment, nothing should be eaten for half an hour following the treatment.
How often should my child see the dentist?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should begin seeing a kid's dentist every six months by their first birthday or when their first tooth emerges. These early visits are not just for cleaning purposes but to suggest a proper course of action as your child's teeth emerge.
What should I do if my child has a toothache?
Rinse the area with warm salt water and apply a cold compress to the face if swollen. Children's pain medication may be appropriate here. Finally, make sure you give us a call as soon as you can!
What should I do if a baby tooth is knocked out of my child's mouth?
Even if it seems like a good idea, don't attempt to put the tooth back in its socket. Call us right away. We can advise you on how to handle the situation.
My child is extremely nervous about going to the dentist. What should I do?
Our family and children's dentistry team is skilled and experienced in working with kids, and we understand their fears. If you find that your child cannot be put at ease, we have some safe and comfortable sedation methods (like nitrous oxide) that can help the child's nerves fade away.
When do I call a children's emergency dentist?
If your child has broken or fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, or severe tooth pain or sensitivity, then it should be considered an emergency. Call us right away.
How soon should toothpaste be used on a child?
As soon as possible. Starting from birth, a soft infant toothbrush can be used to clean your child's gums. When the first tooth erupts, use a tiny bit of children's training toothpaste to brush your baby's teeth twice daily.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays pose very little risk. Virtually every children's family dentistry office takes care to limit your child's exposure to radiation. High-speed film and lead aprons are used to minimize the amount of radiation involved.
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330 N. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821