Children’s Dentistry In Newport Beach
Helping Teach Your Child Good Habits as Early as Possible
Dr. Aarti Puri’s practice provides dental care for children as well as adults. Newport Smiles teaches children the proper dental hygiene to have such as flossing, brushing, and being aware of oral issues such as gum disease.
Oral hygiene is an integral part of leading a healthy life, so children should begin visiting regularly with our dentists at an early age. Kids as young as one year can begin receiving dental exams, though most dentists would agree that the ideal time for a baby’s first dental visit is between six months and one year after the first tooth has erupted.
Newport Smiles is here to help. Call our Newport Beach children’s dentists at (949) 570-5645 today to schedule an appointment!
Setting Your Littles Ones Up for Success
Teaching proper dental practices from an early age is important for several reasons. Some of these reasons are cosmetic, while others are more than skin-deep.
Children who are seen regularly by a dentist beginning at an early age have a greater chance of having healthier primary “baby” teeth. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, baby teeth should be well cared for until they fall out naturally.
These primary teeth not only help a child chew properly, but they also assist in proper speech development, saving space for the impending permanent teeth below, and supplying a child with confidence gained from having an attractive smile.
Benefits of Children’s Dentistry
Regular check-ups give our dentist an opportunity to check for any issues that may be arising in the young patient’s mouth. Detecting these problems before they have time to progress can prevent the need for more invasive or costly treatment options.
Children who are brought in for regular dental check-ups are typically more comfortable being examined and treated. Exam rooms are full of equipment and other dental gear, all of which can be overwhelming to small children. Getting them acquainted with our dentist and our office early on will make your child more comfortable and create a smoother experience for everyone involved.
Lifelong Oral Care
Learning the basics of dental hygiene, such as daily brushing and flossing, through regular check-ups is an effective way of making sure your child will develop satisfactory oral habits that will continue throughout their life. If these practices are not learned early, they may likely never be adopted.
Contact us today to schedule your child’s first appointment with our Newport Beach children’s dentists!
Between the ages of 6 and 12, baby teeth begin to fall out, and larger, permanent teeth grow in their place. During this time, the teeth are more prone to developing cavities. Our dentists will apply a sealant to certain teeth during regular dental visits to keep bacteria from settling into the grooves and crevices of the teeth.
While the age for an initial dental visit will vary from child to child, the rewards of receiving regular children’s dentistry are the same across the board. Beginning a consistent dental routine will be beneficial for your child for years to come, and will extend well into adulthood. By taking care of their teeth and maintaining proper care from an early age, your child will enjoy a more physically appealing smile and healthier gums, and experience fewer dental problems that can become costly and painful.