Super Friendly Dentist For Kids
in Moreno Valley, CA
Super Friendly Dentist For Kids in Moreno Valley, CA
Kids Dentistry, Moreno Valley, California
By the time your child’s first birthday rolls around, it’s time for you to start thinking about their first dentist visit. Baby teeth are more vulnerable to cavities and tooth decay, so it’s important that your child’s dental health and development is watched closely once their baby teeth start coming in. At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, we have the best dentist for kids in your corner, ensuring your child’s smile is the best it can possibly be.
Our kid-friendly dentist is an expert at understanding the changes and developments your child’s mouth goes through as they grow. Whether they’re coming in for a routine dental cleaning or a dental emergency, we’re thorough when meeting all of your child’s dental needs. We never miss a detail in our exams or when planning our treatments, and we dedicate ourselves to giving your child a totally painless and stress-free experience every time.
Our family and children’s dentistry team makes sure you and your child always get the amazing care and treatments you deserve to keep your smiles bright and happy for years to come. Get started on helping your child with their healthy, natural smile, and call our Moreno Valley dentist office for kids at (951) 488-8688 to schedule an appointment with us.
Children’s Orthodontics Treatment
At our Moreno Valley dental office, we understand that a straighter smile is a happier and healthier one for your child
While your child is developing, so is their smile. While their baby teeth might have been cute as a button, their incoming permanent teeth might be crowded, crooked, or cause bite problems. At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, we make sure your child receives an orthodontic consultation by the time they’re 7 years old so that we can keep an eye out for any potential smile problems. Then, with our caring children's dentistry and orthodontics, we can easily fix: crooked teeth, overcrowding, overbite and underbite, crossbite, open bite, gaps between teeth, speech and chewing problems, jaw soreness and chronic headaches. Traditional metal braces use brackets attached to the front of your child’s teeth and wire threaded through it to tighten your smile and slowly move it into place over the course of 12 to 18 months. We also have less visible alternatives in the form of clear braces, which use tooth-colored ceramic brackets and thinner
wires to get the same results without being too noticeable. For patients who want a completely invisible, metal-less orthodontic treatment, our Moreno Valley office also offers Invisalign. This clear aligner uses custom-designed plastic trays that gradually shift your teeth into place. They’re also fully removable, so your child doesn’t have to worry about changing their diets or their dental hygiene routines. No matter which option you choose, the earlier we start treatment, the better it will be for your child’s smile. We can correct their alignment before major issues ever develop, saving you and your child a lot of pain and money in the long run. And with a straight smile, it’s easier for your child to brush and floss their teeth and to keep their teeth free of any tooth decay or gum disease. Are you ready to schedule an orthodontic consultation for your child? Contact our dental office at (951) 488-8688 today.
Become Part of the Gold Coast Dental Family
Our children’s dentists go above and beyond to make sure your child’s smile is the best it can be
At Gold Coast Dental Moreno Valley, we’re committed to giving your family the amazing, high-quality dental care they deserve. Our kid-friendly dentists make visits to our dental office fun, and we’re always gentle and calming in our treatments. We equip our private patient suites with the latest technologies available to ensure your child is always comfortable and pain-free during their time in our dental chair, even when they need major dental work done. And we’re always forward-looking when it comes to your child’s smile. Count on us to teach them skills and techniques that will keep their teeth bright and healthy for the rest of their lives.
Healthy Hygiene Tips
Your child’s smile depends on inspiring lifelong healthy dental hygiene habits
Teaching your kids good dental habits from an earlier age is proven to be more effective at promoting great lifelong oral health. Here are some things you can do to help your child maintain a happy and healthy smile. Two minutes: As soon as your child’s first baby tooth appears, you should begin brushing their teeth for 2 minutes to ensure no plaque or bacteria gets left behind. Assisted brushing and flossing: Help your child
with cleaning their teeth until they’re around 7 or 8 years old. This ensures that they always thoroughly brush their teeth. Child-friendly fluoride toothpaste: After your child turns 3, they can start using fluoride toothpaste to strengthen their teeth and make it easier to prevent decay and tooth infection. Healthy diet: Try to reduce the amount of sugar, starches, and citrus your child eats. These foods make it easier for plaque to build and can help cavities
form quickly. Drinking water: Encourage your children to regularly drink water throughout the day, especially after meals. This both keeps them hydrated and rinses away plaque and bacteria on their teeth. Regular cleaning appointments: Dental hygiene appointments every 6 months allow your kids dentist to remove cavity-causing buildup on your child’s teeth. We can also teach them the best techniques for brushing and flossing if they need a reminder.
How long can you go to a pediatric dentist?
Children’s pediatric dentistry is important for children ages 0 to 18, until your child is a legal adult. Even if they’re a teen, your child will be going through a lot of important changes and developments in their smile, such as emerging wisdom teeth, jaw development and alignment problems, hormonal changes, and more. At our Moreno Valley office, your children’s dentist is highly trained in addressing and treating those issues with ease and quality dental care.
What happens at your child's first dentist appointment?
Your child should come in for their first visit either within 6 months of their first baby tooth emerging or by their first birthday. At this all-important visit, we’ll perform a series of comprehensive scans and exams to ensure that your child’s mouth is healthy and their development is going smoothly. Our kid dentist may also give your kids a gentle dental cleaning to remove any plaque and bacteria that might be on their teeth. This visit will be quick, taking around 30 minutes to finish.
Should I have my child's tooth extracted?
We understand that you may be reluctant to have your child’s baby teeth extracted since they will fall out on their own eventually. However, if the tooth isn’t already loose and likely to fall out soon, you should see our children’s emergency dentist for immediate treatment. Baby teeth are more vulnerable than adult ones, and if an infected tooth is left alone for too long, the decay can spread to the waiting permanent teeth above.
What is the best age for a child to get braces?
Your child should have an orthodontics consultation performed by the time they’re 7 years old to see if they need orthodontic treatment. This is because 8 to 14 years old are the best ages for a child to get braces. At this time, their more permanent teeth are coming in, and their jaws and mouths are still malleable as they develop and grow. This makes more severe alignment problems easier to correct and for treatment to be even more discomfort-free.
How can I strengthen my child's teeth?
While brushing and flossing can keep your child’s teeth on track, you may want to strengthen your child’s teeth, especially if they’re prone to cavities. Some ways to make your child’s smile stronger is to: switch out their toothpaste with fluoridated toothpaste; add more calcium to their diet like milk, yogurt, soybeans, and canned fish; and limit the amount of citrus they eat to prevent acids from eating away at their tooth’s enamel.
Why is good dental health so important to overall good health?
Poor dental health doesn’t just affect your mouth but can cause lasting issues that affect the rest of your body. Bad oral hygiene has been linked to cardiovascular health issues, pneumonia, and even pregnancy issues. To keep your whole body in top form, you need to practice great dental habits that keep your mouth healthy. With children’s family dentistry, we can make sure your kids’ smiles stay healthy by teaching them the right hygiene habits from the start and by taking care of their teeth with friendly, caring attention.
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11875 Pigeon Pass Road
Moreno Valley, CA 92557