OC Healthy Smiles is a proud provider of children’s dentistry in Orange County, CA. From our welcoming office atmosphere to our friendly team members to our specialized experience, we can help your child to feel relaxed and happy during his or her dental cleaning or treatment.
In additional to the extensive training undergone by regular dentists, pediatric dentists complete 2-3 years of additional specialized training for children’s unique needs. In addition to keeping an eye on your child’s overall dental health, we have also been trained to identify and treat specific developmental needs that sometimes arise before all of the “adult” teeth have erupted. We can also teach you ways to help your child avoid tooth decay and other issues that sometimes arise during the early years.
At our Costa Mesa dental office, we still have everything you are used to seeing at a normal dental office, such as x-rays and cleaning tools. For our young patients, however, we do have some of those tools in a smaller size to ensure that they feel comfortable and that we are able to treat their small teeth properly.
Ideally, your baby’s teeth should be examined as soon as they break through the gums. The American Dental Association recommends that children have their first dental exam no later than their first birthday. This early visit lets your child experience sitting (and playing) in the dentist chair in a non-threatening way. We can also take this initial visit to show you ways to brush your child’s teeth during these very early years, so your child can stay healthy and learn to love taking care of their own teeth!