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South Gate Kid’s Dentist

South Gate Pediatric Dental Cleanings

Your child’s dental hygiene is one of the essential keys to maintaining strong and healthy primary teeth that will fall out on schedule to make room for permanent adult teeth. At Children’s Dental Group, we form a partnership among our staff, you, and your child to foster the best strategy possible to ensure your child’s optimal dental well being. That means a combination of good practices at home and regular visits to see our South Gate kid’s dentist.

Kid's Dental Checkups South Gate

Kid’s Dental Checkups South Gate

It all starts with your child’s diet. Yes, children love sugar (as do adults), but it is important to limit sugary snacks and drinks to the extent that you feel comfortable. This doesn’t mean eliminating sugar, but just being more sparing with it. An overall nutritious diet with some sugar as a special treat is one that will be most beneficial to your child’s teeth and gums. In addition, regular brushing and flossing are vital to remove sugar and other food particles- and of course, plaque- from the surface of the teeth, between them, and at the gum line. Plaque can harden into tartar, a much more stubborn substance that is nearly impossible to remove except professionally by our South Gate kid’s dentist.

But even the best at home regimen can’t guarantee that all food particles and plaque have been removed. The remnants slowly, but efficiently, erode your child’s precious tooth enamel. That is why it is recommended that you bring she or he in at least every six months for a dental exam that includes x-rays and a cleaning. If any tooth decay has taken hold, our South Gate kid’s dentist can address it, remove it, and put a dental filling in to stabilize the tooth and keep it whole. A dental cleaning removes any remaining plaque, tartar, and food particles, all the things that bacteria feed on to cause their damage to your child’s teeth.

With adherence to good practices at home and at our office, you give your child the best chance to ensure that his or her teeth will not be adversely affected by tooth decay, possibly leading to one or more falling out our being extracted before they are supposed to. It also means less chance of toothaches. And our South Gate kid’s dentist doesn’t want your child to have pain any more than you do. We look forward to working with you to see to that.

Kid’s Dental Hygiene South Gate
4444 Tweedy Blvd.
South Gate CA 90280
(323) 643-1099

South Gate Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry 90280

Children are particularly susceptible to tooth decay, so being aware of the common causes will be enormously helpful in keeping her or him from suffering the effects of it. At Children’s Dental Group, we know that by working together with you, we can prevent your child from getting cavities. Of course, a twice yearly visit to our South Gate pediatric dentist for an exam along with x-rays and a professional cleaning is essential to good dental health. If cavities have started to form, they can be filled and further erosion stopped in its tracks.

90280 Pediatric Dental Care

90280 Pediatric Dental Care

Probably the most notorious culprit in the saga of childhood tooth decay is sugar. Children love anything that is sweet and we don’t like to deny our children an occasional treat. But candy, soda, and other sugary snacks are a big reason that children get cavities. And don’t be fooled by juice. Sure, juice is more healthful than the empty calories of a soda, but it is still loaded with sugar. Our South Gate pediatric dentist says that It is best to limit foods with sugar and to brush your child’s teeth immediately after. If this is not possible, at least rinse their teeth as a viable substitute. In addition, snacks such as cheese, yogurt, and milk can act as mouth cleansing agents and protect against plaque, which plays a big role in both tooth decay and gum disease.

Another cause of childhood tooth decay is when babies fall asleep with a bottle in their mouth. This allows the liquid to pool around his or her teeth. And even if the bottle contains formula or breast milk, your child’s mouth bacteria convert the sugars into acids. This leads to the erosion of tooth enamel. While this applies to very young children, other causes that are applicable to all children include not brushing and flossing regularly or as thoroughly as is needed. Developing good technique is something that our South Gate pediatric dentist can help you with. It only takes a few adjustments and a little tenacity to make a huge difference in your child’s dental health. And there is nothing more important than keeping tooth decay from cutting a path through your child’s teeth.

Childhood Tooth Decay South Gate
4444 Tweedy Blvd.
South Gate CA 90280
(323) 643-1099