It is generally recommended that a child first comes in to see our pediatric dentist when their first baby tooth erupts or when they reach one year of age – whichever happens first. If you have a child who is in need of pediatric dental services, we hope you will visit us at Oakhurst Family Dental where our kids dentist in Oakhurst, Dr. Richard J. Victor, will provide excellent treatment and care for your child.
At our dental practice, our kids dentist in Oakhurst and our entire staff know the importance of a child having excellent experiences at the dentist’s office, as well as having healthy baby teeth. This way they will be sure to develop positive feelings towards dentists, and will never hesitate to seek out dental care when it is needed, when they are an adult. Our entire staff makes sure that our youngest patients have a fun and stress-free time whenever they are at our dental office. It is very important that even baby teeth stay as healthy as possible, so that they can remain in the child’s mouth for as long as they are needed. Baby teeth play three very important functions in your child’s mouth. To begin with, baby teeth act as placeholders for permanent teeth which have yet to arrive. If these placeholders are not in the mouth, a child’s permanent teeth may and up erupting in the wrong places, or even end up pushing other permanent teeth out of place. Baby teeth also allow your child to thoroughly chew his or her food for complete digestion. Baby teeth also help your child to develop clear speaking habits. For all these reasons, it is very important that their baby teeth stay healthy. At our dental practice, children can have dental exams as well as gentle periodic teeth cleanings. We also offer children fluoride treatments as well as dental sealants to protect the flat chewing surfaces of their premolars and molars.
For an appointment for your child to meet with our kids dentist in Oakhurst, simply contact us today.