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By Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry
March 23, 2022
Category: Dental Health
Tags: pediatric dentist  

Beginning good dental hygiene habits at an early age is crucial to your child’s oral health throughout their life. However, many parents may not be fully aware of what their child’s dental hygiene routine should consist of. First, your child should have their first dental appointment by their first birthday or within the first 6-months of their tooth eruption. Your dentist can help you and your child understand the best practices for a daily and long-term dental hygiene routine. Find out more about pediatric dentistry and what makes a solid at-home oral care routine important with Dr. Jaclyn Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA.

How often should my child see their dentist? 

The American Dental Association says that all dental patients, regardless of their age, should see the dentist twice a year for routine examinations with their dentist and cleanings performed by a dental hygienist. These regular visits allow dentists to keep track of a child’s growth and development and find and treat any issues like cavities quickly to stop them in their tracks.

How will my dentist help me instill good dental habits in my child? 

Seeing the dentist regularly from an early age has proven to instill good oral hygiene habits and reduce the chances of developing dental anxiety or dental phobia. We go above and beyond to establish a good relationship with your child, with a happy, fun environment and a kid-friendly, show-tell-do approach to introducing your child to the dentist’s office and routine check-ups.

What should my child’s daily oral care routine consist of? 

Good dental care begins before a child has any teeth at all. As an infant, children’s parents should wipe their gums with a damp, soft cloth after feedings. When their first tooth erupts, brushing twice a day with a child’s toothbrush and a tiny amount of toothpaste will keep teeth decay at bay. As the teeth grow close enough together to touch, begin helping your child floss between each tooth at least once a day.

Children’s Dentistry & You

Starting good oral hygiene habits early will benefit your child for the rest of their life. For more information on ensuring that your child is confident about their dental visits and caring for their teeth, please contact Dr. Jaclyn Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA. Call 714-660-1890 to schedule your child’s appointment with your dentist today!

By Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry
October 08, 2021
Category: Dental Health

How your pediatric dentist in Yorba Linda, CA, can help your child’s smile

You may have a lot of questions about your baby’s smile and what to expect. Baby teeth, also known as primary or deciduous teeth, have different growth and eruption rates, depending on the individual characteristics of your child. They also fall out at different rates and times, to make room for permanent teeth.

But what happens when baby teeth don’t fall out? Your pediatric dentist has the answer to this and other questions about your child’s smile. Dr. Jaclyn Bae at Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA, provides comprehensive dental services for children, and she can help your child’s smile too.

There are averages to tooth eruption and tooth loss, but these can vary by several months. A delay in eruption or a delay in tooth loss is a very common issue, and in most cases, you don’t need to be concerned. Consider the following timeline:

  • At 6 to 10 months, the lower front teeth erupt
  • At 8 to 12 months, the upper front teeth erupt
  • At 10 to 16 months, the lower lateral front teeth erupt
  • At 9 to 13 months, the upper lateral front teeth erupt
  • At 17 to 23 months, the lower canines erupt
  • At 16 to 22 months, the upper canines erupt
  • At 14 to 31 months, the first and second lower molars erupt
  • At 13 to 33 months, the first and second upper molars erupt

Tooth loss can occur when your child is around 6 years old. The baby teeth usually fall out because a permanent tooth has formed underneath and is erupting. The pressure from the permanent tooth pushes the baby tooth out of the way, so the baby tooth falls out. But what happens if your child’s baby teeth don’t fall out?

This could be because the permanent tooth is erupting out of position and is not causing enough pressure to push the baby tooth out. In some cases, your pediatric dentist may suggest removing a baby tooth to make room for the permanent tooth.

Generally, delayed tooth loss is not something to worry about. When you bring your child in for regular dental visits, your pediatric dentist can monitor tooth eruption and tooth loss.

To learn more about the eruption and loss of primary teeth and other pediatric dentistry topics, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Jaclyn Bae of Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA, at (714) 660-1890. Call now!

Hooray for National Children’s Oral Health!!!

    Did you know that February is not just about hearts and Valentine’s Day? It is also National Children’s Dental Health Month!  According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, Pediatric dental disease, also known as childhood tooth decay, is the #1 chronic childhood illness in America  ("Facts About Tooth Decay", 2016).  They also state that children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain ("Facts About Tooth Decay", 2016).

    Healthy, happy smiles begin with the proper education of parents and families all over the world.  Children’s Dental health education is extremely important because the habits that are created at a young age can follow our children around for their entire life.  Many parents do not know that in order to prevent dental problems, it is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for your child to see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday ("Frequently Asked Questions", 2017). It is also recommended that your child see a pediatric dentist every six months to prevent cavities and other oral health issues ("Frequently Asked Questions", 2017). From basic education and maintenance to problem detection, every visit to the dental office counts. This will also enable your child to create a relationship with the dentist, establishing a dental home, which can help with dental anxiety and fear later in life.

    Choosing a dental home for your child can be overwhelming, but Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry specializes in making the experience as enjoyable as possible for your little one. With extra schooling and special training, our Pediatric Dentist Dr. Bae, knows just what to say to help keep your little one calm during routine visits and treatment procedures. Our office, located in Yorba Linda, offers fun prizes and stickers at the end of each visit to help make children feel special and more comfortable in an environment that can sometimes be intimidating.

     Here at Sunshine Pediatric dentistry, Dr. Bae and her staff do everything they can to make each visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  We are currently serving the Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Placentia and Brea communities. Come celebrate the National Children’s Dental Health Month with us by calling (714)660-1890 to schedule your child’s next appointment or visit our website for more information www.sunshinekidsdentistry.com !

 

References

Facts About Tooth Decay. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.ncohf.org/resources/tooth-decay-facts/

Frequently asked questions. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.aapd.org/resources/frequently_asked_questions/