At Children’s Dental Group, we know how important it is for your child to feel comfortable at the dentist. That’s why our dentists and staff make it a point to give each child special care and to use a gentle touch with them so they feel safe and happy. Our Sunnyvale children’s dentist will teach your child how to brush their teeth, floss and other oral health care habits in a fun and relaxing environment.
Our pediatric specialists are trained to meet your child’s needs and use advanced techniques to protect their oral health. Pediatric dentists receive two to three years more training along with dental school in order to learn how to properly treat children and to learn about children’s teeth. They are also trained to treat patients with special needs. Our Sunnyvale children’s dentist can treat problems with children’s teeth that can happen early on in life. Tooth decay happens to many children due to being bottle fed for too long. Gum disease is also a concern. Children need strong and healthy developing teeth so that they can chew and speak clearly as they grow older. Sometimes mild inflammation of the gum tissues may be present, in which case we will immediately start your child on a strict oral health regimen in order to get their teeth back into healthy shape again.
Children who can chew easier and speak more clearly are happier and more confident. Primary teeth are very important because they allow proper development of jaw bones and muscles, as well as save space for permanent teeth to come in. If baby teeth are lost too soon, permanent teeth can come in crooked. Our Sunnyvale children’s dentist can check for any decayed baby teeth that may be causing pain or infection. This should be caught immediately before it is spread to the permanent teeth. Also, the child’s health could possibly be affected if the diseased teeth are not caught and treated in time. Some primary molars aren’t replaced until the ages of 10-14, so they stay longer in the child’s mouth and for many more years.