There are two parts to caring for your child’s teeth: visiting the dentist regularly and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home. When you visit Dr. Samuel Yee DDS, we will provide you with all the information and instructions you need to ensure that your child remains healthy and that their teeth and mouths develop properly. Call us today at 949-831-3111 to make your appointment at Samuel Yee DDS INC in Aliso Viejo, California, and learn more about caring for your child’s teeth.
The goal of pediatric dentistry to evaluate and preserve the health of your child’s teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that children begin vising a pediatric dentist at about 12 months of age. Children should continue to visit the dentist every 6 months unless instructed otherwise.
When your child visits our office, Dr. Samuel Yee DDS will gently examine his or her mouth for signs of decay, clean the teeth, monitor any orthodontic concerns, track jaw and tooth development, and provide additional information and resources for you. Preventive treatments, such as fluoride or dental sealants, will be applied as necessary.
At home, you can help your child enjoy good oral health by providing your child with a balanced, nutritious diet, helping them learn good oral hygiene practices (including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with fluoridated mouthwashes), and discouraging harmful oral habits (thumb and finger sucking, pacifier sucking, etc.), and encouraging your child to drink from a regular cup rather than a sippy cup.
If you have questions about how to care for your child’s teeth, please feel free to contact our practice. We are here to help you!