14 Cernon Street Vacaville, CA 95688
Vacaville Children's Dentistry
Lifelong oral health begins in childhood, which is why the team at Vacaville Dental Professionals in Vacaville, CA offers compassionate children’s dentistry services to kids of all ages. Dr. Vagan Tapaltsyan, Dr. Jason O’Brien, and Dr. Chris Rodriguez create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to help children receive the high-quality dental care they need to keep their smiles beautiful.
The Importance of Dental Care During Childhood
Proper dental care is one of the most important components of your child’s overall health. Regular brushing, flossing, and dentist visits help your child protect their teeth so that they can one day enjoy a healthy adult smile.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood condition, even above asthma, diabetes, and obesity. If your child doesn’t receive regular dental attention and never has the opportunity to learn healthy oral hygiene habits, their cavities and other dental problems will interfere with their quality of life.
Poor oral health can severely affect your child in the following ways:
- Interruptions to sleep and education
- Difficulties speaking and communicating
- Inability to eat nutritious foods
- Poor confidence and self-esteem
- Higher risk of other health problems
When Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist?
Strong oral health begins in infancy, so your child should visit Vacaville Dental Professionals by their first birthday. One of our friendly dentists will gently clean and examine your child’s mouth and offer tips and guidance to encourage healthy habits at home.
Although your child may only have three or four baby teeth at this first appointment, every tooth needs care and protection to ensure your child’s health. Primary teeth help your child speak clearly and chew naturally as a baby and toddler. They also have the important job of forming a path for permanent teeth in the future.
What to Expect at Your Child’s Dentist Visit
It is our goal to make your child’s dentist appointment a positive and rewarding experience. Our children’s dentists want to learn more about your child, encourage them to share any fears or anxieties, and help them learn how to maintain the best oral health habits.
When you visit our office for your child’s regular six-month appointment, you can expect to review your child’s diet, pertinent oral habits, medical history, and any current concerns. We are here to answer all of your questions and make it as easy as possible to give your child a clean, bright smile.
Tips For a Healthy Mouth
It is never too early to start teaching your child healthy oral habits. Use the following tips to prevent cavities and other dental problems:
- Wipe your baby’s gums clean with a wet rag, and brush baby teeth with a soft toothbrush and water
- Never put your child to sleep with any drink other than water
- Reinforce proper brushing and flossing techniques
- Begin using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste at age two
- Encourage your child to eat nutritious foods that foster healthy teeth
- Avoid sugary treats and drinks since they lead to cavities
Experienced Children’s Dentists in Vacaville, CA
Our dentists understand that you want the very best care for your child. Our children’s dentistry services offer your baby, toddler, or adolescent the ongoing preventative care and treatments needed for strong, healthy teeth and gums. Call (707) 448-6252 to make your child’s appointment today.