Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Soft Touch Dentistry

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Greenhaven, Pocket Area, Sacramento, CA

When it comes to the dental care of your children, there is a lot of work to be done as teeth come and go. The staff of highly trained dental professionals at Soft Touch Dentistry in Sacramento, California, understands that these visits can be filled with anxiety and fear and do everything in their power to put your child at ease in a family-friendly environment that offers compassionate and quality dentistry. To make sure your child’s teeth are well looked after, call or go online to make an appointment at Soft Touch Dentistry. Se Habla Español.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

While the title pediatric dentistry refers to the care of children’s teeth, pediatric dentistry is much more than oral care and involves two areas equally:

Dental care

Children’s teeth undergo an incredible amount of change as children grow. Before the age of one, baby teeth are erupting, allowing your child to start to chew and process solid foods. No sooner do these teeth come in when it seems as if they start coming out to make way for stronger, more permanent teeth that will serve your child for a lifetime. Pediatric dentistry is extremely important during this transitional period to ensure that everything progresses smoothly and that certain developmental milestones are met. Under the watchful eye of a dentist, potential problems can be corrected along the way.

Emotional care

Seeing a doctor for any reason can be stressful for a child, and a trip to the dentist is no different. The dental healthcare providers at Soft Touch Dentistry go out of their way to put young patients at ease by providing a family-friendly environment that takes the fear out of dentistry. They work with you and your child to ensure that you are comfortable every step of the way.

When should I first bring my child to the dentist?

As soon as the first baby teeth start coming in, which is usually before the age of 1, make an appointment at Soft Touch Dentistry. These all-important teeth, while temporary, need to function properly for your child to learn how to chew and speak.

How often should my child see the dentist?

This largely depends on your child, but typically once every six months is adequate. During these visits, the dentist checks on the development of your child’s teeth and, more important, provides good preventive care instructions that set your child up for a future of optimal oral health. Typically, the dentists at Soft Touch Dentistry check for the following during each visit:

  • Growth and development
  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Impactions
  • Alignment and spacing

In addition to checking on your child’s teeth, the staff at Soft Touch Dentistry performs the following services:

  • Removes plaque and cleans teeth
  • Applies sealant to prevent cavities
  • Provides fluoride treatments, if necessary
  • Shows your child how to brush and floss properly

These visits may be routine, but they also go a long way toward preventing future problems.