If you are looking for an expert and highly-trained and experienced pediatric dentist, we urge you to come to our Oakhurst Family Dental practice. At our dental office in Oakhurst you will be able to get top-notch kids dental care. As part of this dental care, you child will have Oakhurst teeth cleaningto help ensure that his or her teeth and gums stay healthy – even baby teeth are important and need to be well taken care of.
Our pediatric dentist is Dr. Richard J. Victor. Our office has a home-style appearance so that you will feel comfortable and relaxed during your dental visits. We also take great pride in helping children develop great attitudes toward dentists and dental care. Whether your child is having an Oakhurst teeth cleaning or periodic exam, we make sure that your child has a fun and stress-free experience. Our dentist also makes sure that there is time at the end of each exam to answer any questions that you might have about your child’s oral health or development.
It is very important for your child to have an Oakhurst teeth cleaning even if they still only have their baby teeth. Although baby teeth are not made to be permanent, they are still very important to keep healthy. This way they will not need to be removed early due to infection or other problem. Baby teeth play very important functions in your child’s mouth. First of all, baby teeth act as place holders for permanent teeth. They help ensure that permanent teeth will be able to come in straight, in the correct position. Baby teeth also are instrumental in helping a child develop clear speech. Finally, baby teeth are important for proper chewing. If food is not chewed properly, it will not be able to be digested correctly. Without proper chewing your child may get a stomach ache or not be able to fully absorb all the important vitamins and nutrients that the food has to offer. We suggest that you bring your child in for his or her first dental appointment when the first baby tooth comes in, or your child reaches the age of one – whichever comes first. If you would like to make an appointment for you or your child, contact our office today.