Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Pine Center Dental Group

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Chino Hills, CA

Pediatric dental care is essential to helping your child develop healthy dental hygiene habits and maintain a beautiful smile. The team at Pine Center Dental Group in Chino Hills, California, provides specialized pediatric dentistry services to help your child feel comfortable and confident while in the dentist's chair. Call the office, or make a pediatric dental appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the dental and oral health needs of children. Some children are frightened by the dentist's office. The chair, lights, and tools can appear intimidating. However, with specialized pediatric dental care, your child can feel comfortable from day one.

Besides keeping a child's mouth and teeth clean and healthy, pediatric dentists also monitor your child's dental development. They can identify alignment problems and other issues early so you can plan for treatment.

What are common pediatric dental issues?

The team of dentists at Pine Center Dental Group diagnose and treat various pediatric dental issues, including:

Tooth decay

Children can develop tooth decay just as easily as adults. Routine dental check-ups and cleanings help prevent decay from forming on your child's teeth. The team can provide fillings as early as possible to prevent decay from spreading or causing painful dental problems. 

Gum disease

Without proper dental hygiene, children can develop gum disease. The Pine Center Dental Group team can treat pediatric gum disease and provide hygiene services to prevent it from developing in the first place.

Development and alignment issues

The dentists also monitor your child's oral and dental development. They utilize exams and X-rays to ensure that your child's baby and adult teeth erupt within the correct timeframes. 

Your dentist can also predict whether your child will need orthodontic treatment to correct an alignment issue. 

Are baby teeth important?

Yes, baby teeth are critical to your child's overall dental health and development. Any untreated dental issues or premature tooth loss can interfere with the eruption and health of your child's permanent teeth or their overall dental health.

How should I prepare my child for a dental appointment?

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Pine Center Dental Group can advise how to prepare your child for their first dental appointment. They can recommend books, videos, and other tools to show your child that the dentist isn't scary. 

The team also has specialized training in pediatric dentistry, including techniques to help children feel relaxed and confident while receiving treatment. The environment at Pine Center Dental Group is bright, welcoming, and friendly so that children are comfortable while under the team's care. 

Call the office today, or make an appointment online if your child is due for a dental exam or cleaning.

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