As a parent, you want your child to have healthy and strong teeth. In addition to encouraging healthy dental hygiene habits at home, you need to find a dentist that offers specialized care for your child. Drs. Minh Nguyen and Thanh-Truc Nguyen and the rest of the team at Sun-Park Dental in Rocklin, California, provide gentle pediatric dentistry services in a warm and welcoming environment to make your little ones feel confident and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Call or schedule an appointment for your child online today.
Dentistry services for children are slightly different than those for adults because of a focus on the development of your child’s teeth. The dentists at Sun-Park Dental are trained to monitor the development of your child’s teeth and jaw from the time their first tooth emerges through adolescence. If any issues develop, such as the need for orthodontic treatment, your child’s dentist will be the first to notice the issue and let you know your treatment options.
Pediatric dentists are also specially trained to help your child feel confident about dental check-ups. For example, many children benefit from a “talk, see, do” method, where the dentist tells your child about what they’re going to do, then lets the child see what’s going to happen before performing the treatment.
Pediatric dentists have additional training in providing dental care to children. This gives them a comprehensive understanding of dental developmental milestones and how to build rapport with children. Your child’s experience with the dentist will contribute to their own approach to dental care as they get older. Also, the earlier they learn effective brushing and flossing techniques, the better.
Your child should have their first dental appointment around the time their first tooth emerges. Then, they should have check-ups every six months, just like you.
The team at Sun-Park Dental offers dental care for the whole family and can provide appointments for everyone on the same day to save you the hassle of multiple visits.
The ADA recommends that everyone brush their teeth for two minutes at least twice a day and to floss at least once daily. You can demonstrate good oral hygiene habits and brush your teeth with your child using a timer and fun toothbrushes.
The team at Sun-Park Dental can also help by teaching your child about the bugs — bacteria — that live on their teeth and cause cavities and how brushing their teeth can help protect them.
If you’re looking for a gentle and compassionate dentist to provide expert care to your children, call or schedule an appointment online today.