Good dental habits that last a lifetime start in childhood, long before their first tooth makes an appearance. At California Dental Care & Orthodontics, we love children and are passionate about instilling good healthy habits for life long oral health.
Caring, Compassionate, Family Focused Care
Trust in dental providers begins at a young age, which is why multiple Pediatric and Dental groups such as, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), as well as the team at California Dental Care & Orthodontics, suggest that families establish a “Dental Home” before their child turns one.
A Dental Home provides an opportunity for the dentist to build a strong, trusting relationship with the child as they age. The relationship would encompass all aspects of their oral health care in a comprehensive, accessible, and family centered atmosphere.
The Importance of a Pediatric Specialist
As with many other aspects of child development and related health care, your child’s oral care should be overseen by a dental professional with the experience and training needed to properly meet the unique needs of children’s oral health. Having a Pediatric Specialist, also known as a Pedodontist, as part of your child’s dental care is vital in ensuring your child receives the specialized care required for developing teeth.
Pedodontists complete an additional two to three years of focused training dedicated to oral health and development from infancy to the teenage years. During their continued education Pedodontists are given the tools and knowledge to address multiple aspects regarding children and their physical and mental development, including:
- Caring for children with special needs
- Guiding dental growth and development
- Educating to avoid future dental problems
- Calming children when they are fearful
To learn more about the children’s dentistry at California Dental Care & Orthodontics, or to request an appointment, please contact our caring and dedicated staff today!