West Carson Pediatric Dental Office

Children’s Dentist 90746

Though baby teeth are not permanent, their growth and development are still absolutely integral to any child’s dental health, in the present as well as in the future. Make an appointment with us today to begin taking care of your child’s oral health. Our West Carson pediatric dental office is geared towards making every child feel at ease with our welcoming and playful design. Here at Children’s Dental Group, our team of pediatric dentists is dedicated to making sure that children receive the best comprehensive dental care available to them in a comfortable and inviting environment.

90746 Pediatric Dentistry

90746 Pediatric Dentistry

Here at our West Carson pediatric dental office, our staff of experienced pediatric dentists is here to provide your children with excellent dental care and to provide you with excellent dental advice. You may think that baby teeth are not important because they eventually fall out, but this is not the case. Baby teeth are the teeth children have when they are learning to use their mouths to eat and to speak. Being able to do so correctly and comfortably is vital to their continuing development.

Malocclusions, which can occur from thumb sucking, genetics, or even injury, can seriously affect your child’s oral health. Misaligned teeth and bites may also make way for future issues when permanent teeth come in. Baby teeth hold a space for permanent teeth, often having a large impact on how these secondary teeth grow in. Having healthy baby teeth ensures a better chance of having healthy permanent teeth as well. Additionally, children still need to take care of their oral hygiene. Not only will this help prevent disease and decay, but learning these habits early on instills these habits into their daily routine. This makes it more likely that they will continue such habits as they get older as children and as adolescents.

Schedule a preliminary visit here with us as Children’s Dental Group. An initial examination and consultation will provide your child with a comprehensive dental assessment which will determine their overall dental health and can determine if there are any present conditions that need to be treated. Early detection is important and helps prevent issues with permanent teeth. Visit our West Carson pediatric dental office and get the dental care and advice you deserve today.

Kid’s Dental Exams West Carson
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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West Carson Pedodontist

Pediatric Dentist 90746

At Children’s Dental Group, some of the most common dental issues that our West Carson pedodontist sees in the pediatric patients that visit our practice are cavities and general dental decay. Kids tend to have an especially strong liking for candies and other kids of sweets, and it is common knowledge that eating a lot of sugar can easily lead to tooth decay. Cavities also tend to happen in children because they are still learning about how to properly clean and care for their teeth. Enforcing diligent brushing and flossing habits at a young age can greatly reduce the risk of cavities in children, but of course, cavities can still happen regardless. If your child is complaining about a pain in her tooth or gives you any reason to believe that she might have a cavity, you should bring her in to see our West Carson pedodontist as soon as possible so that we can relieve her symptoms and correct the problem immediately.

Cosmetic Dentist 90746

Cosmetic Dentist 90746

Our West Carson pedodontist can detect and diagnose your child’s cavity during a simple dental exam here at Children’s Dental Group. If we detect signs of a cavity, we will then discuss treatment options with you and your child in order to correct the problem. At Children’s Dental Group, we like to use composite dental fillings for kids whenever possible. Composite dental fillings are different from the traditional silver and gold fillings of the past. Instead, composite dental fillings are tooth-colored and can be specifically color matched to meet your child’s individual needs. Composite fillings are growing more and more popular because of how realistic they look, and how highly functional they are. Composite dental fillings are an excellent option for repairing damage associated with cavities and other dental issues that call for restorative attention.

If you would like to learn more about basic health issues and the related services provided by our West Carson pedodontist here at Children’s Dental Group, we recommend that you visit our main website for some additional information. You can also contact our staff directly if you have any specific questions or concerns. Feel free to give us a call at the office during our regular hours of operation, or send us a message online if that is more convenient for you.

West Carson Children’s Dentistry
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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West Carson Children’s Dentist

90746 Pediatric Dentist

There are few events more exciting for new parents than witnessing their child’s many firsts. However, there are certain firsts which even most dutiful of parents can often miss. When it comes to your child’s health care, many of us will book a bevy of doctors’ appointments for vaccines and general vaccines, but often forget other necessary aspects of their child’s overall health care needs. Believe it or not oral health care can begin at birth, with a child’s first dental appointment occurring at about sixth months old. Our welcoming and knowledgeable team of childhood dental professionals at your local West Carson children’s dentist of the Children’s Dental Group can work with you to insure your son or daughter grows into a beautiful smile.

Pediatric Dental Care West Carson

Pediatric Dental Care West Carson

Parents can begin caring for a baby’s oral health by simply wiping the gums with a damp washcloth or a wet piece of gauze between feedings to keep plaque from building up on the surface of the gums. Children should be receiving their first dental appointment as soon as they grow their first tooth, usually at about six months of age. At this point the pedodontist of your trusted West Carson children’s dentist can assess the current state of their oral health and work with you to insure their growing smiles are properly care for with regular brushing and flossing appropriate for their age. Children should be seeing their dentist on a regular basis as recommended by your doctor in order for teeth to be properly cleaned and examined to prevent problems before they start.

The doctors of your West Carson children’s dentist can assist parents in advanced care methods that can stop cavities from ever occurring to your son or daughter. Fluoride rinses are essential in healthy mouths of all ages. This mineral has the unique ability to actually encourage the growth of the enamel, which is the hard outer layer of your teeth is often the first to be effected by tooth decay. Every child should be getting a healthy dose of fluoride, but it is important for parents to talk to their dentist before beginning any additional at home fluoride treatments, as too much can be harmful. Children’s teeth can also be protected through dental sealants, a clear coating applied in a completely painless manner over at-risk teeth to shield them from disease and decay for up to ten years.

Parents can prevent cavities from ever happening to their children by simply maintain regular visits to their local West Carson children’s dentist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the Children’s Dental Group make dental care both fun and educational by providing uniquely kid-friendly environment. A trip to the Children’s Dental Group is one your child will look forward, rather than fear, while receiving essential care for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

West Carson Fluoride Therapy
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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West Carson Orthodontist

West Carson Orthodontist

Certain habits such as thumb sucking and even genetics can cause orthodontic problems such as overbites, underbites, cross bites, a deep bite, a narrow arch or teeth crowding. Orthodontic treatment typically begins when children have their adult teeth and have orthodontic problems. However, interceptive orthodontics, also known as early orthodontics, is orthodontic treatment that begins before their permanent teeth erupt. Interceptive (early) orthodontics involves providing orthodontic treatment at the first sign that problems may be developing and cause problems later in life. Our West Carson orthodontist will recommend that interceptive orthodontics be performed before a child has their adult teeth. Starting orthodontic treatment before your child’s permanent teeth come in helps to prevent developmental problems from occurring later on.

Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment West Carson

Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment West Carson

Phase I orthodontic treatment (Interceptive Orthodontics) begins when the child’s jawbone is still growing because it enables easier manipulation of these bones. The growth pattern of the jaws can be manipulated and repositioned in order to allow room for new teeth to erupt properly and to correct the jaw. The majority of patients who receive interceptive orthodontics will also require phase II orthodontic treatment (placement of braces etc.). When your child receives Phase 1 (interceptive orthodontics) you could potentially save him or her from pain and lifelong occlusion or jaw problems. Phase 2 orthodontics should be shorter and less extensive because of the earlier treatment your child received. In order to determine if interceptive orthodontic treatment is appropriate for your child, we highly recommend that you make an appointment with one of our West Carson orthodontist at Children’s Dental Group.

It is generally recommended that your child be evaluated by an orthodontist as early as age 7 in order to ensure proper oral health and growth. Make an appointment with one of our expert West Carson orthodontist at Children’s Dental Group today for a free evaluation for your child. Our doctors will discuss with you what they feel the best course of action would be in order to help your child.

West Carson Children’s Orthodontist
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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Pedodontist West Carson

Pedodontist West Carson

Our entire staff here at Children’s Dental Group understands that the first trip to the dentist for your child can inspire some anxiety- both for you and for your child. That is why we have created a welcoming, comfortable environment that is all about smiles and not about frowns. When preparing your child for her or his first dental visit, our West Carson pedodontist is ready to make the experience a joyful one rather than a scary one.

Our office is designed specifically to cater to the needs and concerns of children. With entertainment such as rides, movie theaters, and video games- all of it presented in an atmosphere that is bright and colorful, we are confident that your child will not be scared to go see our West Carson pedodontist. He or she may even wind up looking forward to it.

Children's Dental Office West Carson

Children’s Dental Office West Carson

Before the first visit, It is a good idea to explain to your child what they should expect. Unless she or he is coming in with a toothache or some other specific concern to be addressed, a first visit is typically pain free and nothing to fear. Time and patience is taken to acquaint your child with our West Carson pedodontist and with our staff. The dental exam itself will be thorough, checking physically and with x-rays to detect any possible signs of early tooth decay. In addition, your child’s bite, jaws, and gums will be examined for any abnormalities that need to be addressed. Also part of the visit is a dental cleaning to remove any plaque, tartar, bacteria, or food particles that may be trapped between teeth and between the teeth and gum line.

In addition to the dental exam, our West Carson pedodontist will advise you on the best strategies for you to employ at home in keeping his or her teeth and gums healthy and strong. Before leaving, you will receive a recommended schedule of checkups and discuss such key elements to your child’s dental health as the advantages of fluoride treatments, how to deal with teething, and fostering a diet that supports good dental health.

West Carson Pediatric Dental Visit
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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Gardena Children’s Dentist

Gardena Children’s Dentist

At Children’s Dental Group, our Gardena children’s dentist along with the rest of our staff are here to provide your child with the services and tools they need in order to start their experience with oral health and hygiene off right. We work hard every single day to make sure that your child is educated about how to take care of their teeth and also feels comfortable and relaxed for the entirety of each visit. Many of the procedures that our Gardena children’s dentist performs on a daily basis are in the realm of preventative care services or dentistry practices that will aid your child later on.

Gardena Space Maintainers

Gardena Space Maintainers

One of the services that fall under this category is the use of space maintainers. A space maintainer is used if your child has a baby tooth that falls out too early. Baby teeth can fall out before they are meant to for several reasons, including: having the tooth knocked out as a result of falling or another trauma to the mouth, the tooth needing to be extracted because it is severely decayed, the tooth being missing from birth, or the tooth being lost due to an illness that affects the teeth. The reason why a tooth falling out early is significant is because the baby tooth serves as a guide for the permanent tooth to grow in properly in its place, and so if the baby tooth is gone too far in advance of the permanent tooth’s eruption, the permanent tooth can grow in at the wrong position, or other permanent teeth close to the space can move around and erupt in its place. A space maintainer is made of either plastic or stainless steel, and it is put in place in order to save the spot for the permanent tooth until it is ready to erupt. This is a highly effective interceptive and preventative treatment that can often save you a lot of time and money in dental work in the future for your child as a result.

If you would like to learn more about space maintainers or any of the many other useful services provided by our Gardena children’s dentist at Children’s Dental Group, please feel free to visit our website for additional details, and contact us with any questions or comments that you might have.

Gardena Pediatric Dental Office
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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Pediatric Dentist Gardena

Pediatric Dentist Gardena

Our pediatric dentists with the Children’s Dental Group understands the concept of interceptive orthodontics and how important it is to be used in dentistry. Well-trained in the art of moving teeth, our doctors know that some of our young patients should not wait until they are 12 years old before being referred to an orthodontist. By age 12, many children’s teeth are already in a crowded position and are they are forced to have to go to full braces. Being more aware of this, our Gardena CA pediatric dentist, is able to refer our young patients to one of our orthodontists at a much earlier age.

Gardena CA Pedodontist

Gardena CA Pedodontist

As our Gardena CA pediatric dentist will explain, the entire concept of interceptive orthodontics is to stimulate ideal bone growth so that there is enough room for your child’s teeth to come through without being crowded. This can also include a diagnosis to have the tonsils or adenoids removed. Basically, interceptive orthodontics diagnoses a condition in our younger patients, approximately 5 to 10 years of age, where there is going to become an orthodontic problem. By detecting this potential problem, interceding appropriately, and taking proper steps to change the conditions in your child’s mouth, we guarantee that there will be enough room necessary for permanent teeth to come through and position themselves correctly, without the need for braces.

One type of interceptive orthodontic appliance sometimes used by our Gardena CA pediatric dentist is called a Nite-Guide. Only worn when your child sleeps, the Nite-Guide is a self-opening, pre-formed, appliance, designed for the arrangement of baby teeth, that allows erupting upper and lower adult front teeth to be guided in straight. This appliance holds these teeth straight while fibers grow around them and hold them correctly. The Nite-Guide is designed to correct overbite, crowding and some open bites. Combining modern technology with advanced education, our interceptive orthodontic specialists, have the needed knowledge to intercede and do what is necessary to either eliminate or reduce the need for braces once your child has lost all their baby teeth.

Interceptive Orthodontics Gardena
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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Torrance Pedodontist

Torrance Pedodontist

Some people believe that baby teeth aren’t important because they’re temporary (because they’ll fall out) and that only adult teeth matter because they’re permanent. Our Torrance pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group is here to tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth. Baby teeth are extremely important for many reasons. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for future adult teeth. It is very important to take proper care of your baby’s teeth in order to prevent infant dental decay.

Children's Dental Decay Torrance

Children’s Dental Decay Torrance

One of the main causes of tooth decay in babies is referred to as “Baby Bottle” tooth decay. Baby Bottle tooth decay occurs when sweetened liquids (even those with natural sugars), such as fruit juice, milk and formula, cling to the baby’s teeth for a long time. Infants who are given a sugary drink at naptime or bedtime are at a high risk for tooth decay because the flow of saliva decreases during sleep. If baby bottle tooth decay is left untreated, the baby can experience pain and an infection can develop. If the teeth are severely decayed, they may have to be removed. If a baby’s teeth are infected or lost too early, the results could be devastating. Your baby can have difficulty eating and develop poor eating habits as a result, have speech problems, crooked teeth as well as damaged adult teeth later in life. Additionally, in this scenario, the chances that your baby’s adult teeth will end up being crooked greatly increase. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help prevent baby bottle tooth decay, such as developing and implementing good oral hygiene and habits early. Taking your baby to the dentist early is very important as well. When you choose a dentist, you should choose one that specializes in providing dental care to children; a pediatric dentist. We highly recommend that you make an appointment with our Torrance pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group. When you choose our dental practice, you are making a great choice for your children. Our dental practice specializes in pediatric dentistry. You will be amazed at the top-notch service that we offer in our unique and special office.

Our office at Children’s Dental Group has been specifically designed to meet the special needs of children. Our office is unique and special. It’s playful design and set-up is attractive to children. It’s a fun and exciting environment for them. We have video games, rides and even movie theatres in our bright and colorful office! Our Torrance pedodontist and the rest of our dental staff have the experience necessary to provide excellent dental care to your children in a child friendly manner. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping children. We have all chosen to limit our dental practice to children. Therefore, we have the expertise to provide your children with the outstanding care they need and deserve.

We provide comprehensive children’s dentistry at Children’s Dental Group. We do much more than just clean your children’s teeth. We provide a full range of preventative and restorative services. We also provide oral health instruction to help establish good oral habits early on that will continue into adulthood. We put a great deal of effort into making sure that your children are as comfortable and worry-free as possible.

Children’s Dental Hygiene Torrance
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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Torrance Children’s Dentist

Torrance Children’s Dentist

At Children’s Dental Group, our Torrance children’s dentist and the rest of the staff here are dedicated to providing your child with the tools they need to begin a life filled with the best dental health and hygiene possible. We believe it is never too early to start your child on this path. Once your child’s first teeth begin to erupt, you should consider visiting our Torrance children’s dentist. During each visit, we will thoroughly examine the state of your child’s teeth, mouth, and the surrounding structures. We can then uncover any underlying issues, such as decay, the beginning of gum disease, or issues like tooth crowding or malocclusions that can be corrected with orthodontic work.

Pediatric Dental Office in Torrance

Pediatric Dental Office in Torrance

Our Torrance children’s dentist firmly believes in both education and prevention when it comes to pediatric dentistry. Because of this, along with the regular procedures and cleanings at each visit, we will also instill the knowledge your child needs to stay on top of their dental health and begin to develop the good hygiene habits they need to keep their teeth and mouth healthy. We will also place an emphasis on preventative dentistry, which includes regular cleanings and exams, and treatments such as dental sealants, which prevent tooth decay in advance, and therefore prevent procedures such as dental fillings and extractions in the future. Our goal is to keep your child healthy and happy, and to give them what they need to continue that health and happiness for the rest of their lives.

To learn more about the services provided by our Torrance children’s dentist at Children’s Dental Group, we invite you to browse through our practice’s website and to contact us with any questions or concerns that you might have either by telephone or online. If you are ready to schedule your child’s next appointment, please call us during our regular office hours and speak to one of our friendly staff members who will book it for you. Note that we accept many major insurance plans, along with credit cards and personal check as payment for our pediatric dental services. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon at Children’s Dental Group.

Torrance Pediatric Orthodontist
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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Torrance Pediatric Dental Office

Torrance Pediatric Dental Office

When it comes to safety of your child, health care is often the first priority, but is dental care always included in your yearly schedule of shots and exams? Children need to be receiving regular dental cleanings and examinations at an early age to stop the spread of many dental diseases and complications, as well as closely monitor the growth of their teeth and bite patterns. A child’s dental health care is never an aspect to be overlooked, and at your local Torrance pediatric dental office of Children’s Dental Group, we make it so easy and safe that you never have to. Our offices are specially designed around the needs of kids, and our staff come especially trained in pediatric dental care, so you know you’re always in good hands.

Dental cleanings every six months go a long way to insure the health of your child’s smile. Plaque will begin to build on teeth just 20 minutes after a meal, and children’s teeth need twice the care for strengthening and growth as adult teeth do. A professional dental cleaning works to remove hardened plaque and calcium build-up which at home brushing and flossing simply cannot take care of on its own. These cleanings can also remove harmful levels of bacteria that exist naturally in your child’s mouth, keeping them at normal levels to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay in children can cause painful cavities, making it difficult for many children to eat properly, and as such healthy diets and eating habits can suffer, which in turn can cause growth problems to occur. With biannual cleanings from your local Torrance pediatric dental office you work to insure that your child’s mouth is healthy for a lifetime.

Pediatric Dental Checkups Torrance

Pediatric Dental Checkups Torrance

Regular dental check-ups twice a year are much more than dental cleanings though. The hygienist of your trusted Torrance pediatric dental office will also examine your child’s mouth for any problems, such as tooth decay, growth of baby teeth, or bite problems. The importance of baby teeth are not to be overlooked, their proper growth and placement determines where their permanent adult teeth will grow in, and thus must be closely monitored to insure the teeth which they will carry for the rest of their lives grow in healthy and correctly. Malocclusions or bite problems can also be detected and treated as early as seven years old, and in doing so can make treatment far easier on both you and your child.

At the Children’s Dental Group our Torrance pediatric dental office is the ideal place for your child to receive their biannual dental cleanings and examinations. Our offices are outfitted with everything from movies to rides to keep them occupied while they wait. The uniquely kid-friendly atmosphere allows them to be comfortable in asking questions and learning about dental hygiene in a fun and educational manner to develop their own healthy oral routine. Our staff at the Children’s Dental Group will work alongside you and your child to help your family maintain smiles that are as healthy as they are beautiful.

Torrance CA Children’s Dentist
20700 Avalon Blvd # 600
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 220-4675

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