Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village CA
The most chronic disease in America is tooth decay (cavities), which affects half of all children by the time they reach the first grade. Even more surprising is that tooth decay is entirely preventable by practicing good oral hygiene. Preventive care helps stop problems before it becomes a significant issue that requires extensive dental treatment.
Children should begin a healthy regimen of oral hygiene at an early age, which means visiting the dentist every six months, and practicing age appropriate oral hygiene at home.
Even babies need oral care. After each feeding, clean your baby’s gums using a moistened soft cloth. Babies need their teeth brushed too. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush their teeth twice a day. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children undergo their first dental checkup when their first tooth erupts, or by age one.
At Integrative Dental Arts, we value kids care, which is why we offer a variety of treatments for children including:
- Dental cleanings
- Dental exams
- X-rays (when needed)
- Fluoride treatments
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Tooth-colored dental crowns
- Sedation dentistry
- Mouth guards
- Tongue-tie/lip-tie releases
- Baby teeth extractions
- And more!
The preventive services that we offer will help your child maintain a healthy smile for life. Keep in mind that preventive care is not a “once and done” approach. Encourage your child to brush twice a day using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Flossing should be introduced between 2-6 years of age, or when recommended by the dentist.
Just like adults, children should visit the dentist every six months for checkups. During these visits, the dentist can assess your child’s oral health, growth, and development. A professional dental cleaning will also be done. The dentist will recommend preventive treatments for your child’s specific needs.
At Integrative Dental Arts, we understand finances can be a concern for some families, which is why we offer payment options to fit any budget, including interest-free financing. To explore this payment option, please speak with our billing specialist.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Integrative Dental Arts today at (818) 889-0400. Dr. Carson and Dr. Markiewicz look forward to helping your child begin a lifelong journey of optimal oral health. We welcome patients of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, California.