Pediatric Dentistry in Manteca CA
At Aura Family Dentistry, we welcome every member of your family and have a soft spot in our hearts for your little ones. Good hygiene and habits begin in childhood, which is made easier when we have the chance to form lasting relationships with you and your entire family. We believe in gradually introducing your child to the dental experience for first visits that includes trust and comfort. First impressions leave a lasting impact, and our team is dedicated to providing enjoyable initial visits
When Should I Bring My Child for a First Visit?
We recommend bringing your child in for that first special visit by one year of age. Just like we do for you, our team encourages prevention for your baby and child. The first visits may simply focus on introducing your child to the dental office environment to establish a sense of familiarity. Early, consistent appointments once every six months will allow us to monitor the development of your child’s oral health. We can detect any structural or health issues early, for a lifetime of good oral health.
Do You Provide Any Particular Pediatric Services?
We will begin taking a closer look at your child’s teeth with X-rays between the ages of four and six. Even though baby teeth fall out, Dr. Damle will look for cavities and areas of decay, so we can treat problems early to preserve the integrity and health of your child’s mouth and developing permanent teeth. In addition, baby teeth assist your child through speech development and good chewing habits, so early examinations are essential to more than cavity detection.
- As permanent teeth develop and baby teeth fall out, Dr. Damle recommends sealants. This simple process will aid in protecting your child’s teeth – usually the molars – from developing cavities.
- We also encourage you to come in for a visit to discuss mouth guards if your child is involved in athletics. Whether your little one participates in contact sports, or any game with potential for strong physical contact, a mouth guard can save you pain, heartache, and money.
- In some cases, a cavity made spread until a child’s tooth becomes infected. When this occurs, Dr. Damle may provide root canal therapy. During the procedure, Dr. Damle removes the infected tissue from the tooth and disinfect the root canals. She will then restore your child’s tooth to full function and appearance with a crown
What About Pediatric Oral Care at Home?
Dr. Damle will speak with you about the best method of home care for your little one based on age. Pediatric oral hygiene is similar to your own care habits. Purchase a soft toothbrush designated for the age of your child, and fluoride toothpaste. Gently brush your children’s teeth twice daily, until they are old enough to follow your instructions for brushing on their own.
Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.
Summary: At Aura Family Dentistry, we invite patients of all ages, and look forward to providing comprehensive pediatric care to your growing child.