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Pediatric Care in Sherman Oaks

Quality Care for Our Littlest Patients

Although children don’t keep their first teeth forever, caring for their primary teeth is important, now and well into adulthood. Sherman Oaks Dental Care & Orthodontics is committed to providing exceptional quality dental care for adults and children. We offer pediatric care in Sherman Oaks to keep your child’s teeth healthy, now and in the future.

The Importance of Primary Teeth

Your child’s first teeth serve a few important functions. For the time they have their primary teeth, the teeth play an important role in eating and speaking. Until age 12, kids have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, so it is important to keep them healthy. The baby teeth hold space for the permanent teeth. The crowns of the adult teeth push the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to reabsorb and creating a guide for the permanent teeth to grow in.

Pediatric Dentistry Services

Current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that children should see the dentist by their first birthday. This is helpful for learning proper oral hygiene, checking for developmental problems, cavities, and other problems. Infants and young children are susceptible to a number of forms of tooth decay, including baby bottle rot and early childhood caries, which can progress from the enamel to the dentin inside the tooth in six months or less. We encourage regular pediatric dental care in Sherman Oaks to prevent these problems and detect them early.

We offer pediatric services that include:

  • Topical Fluoride – While fluoride is found in toothpaste and most drinking water, topical fluoride has a higher concentration and professional application ensures maximum protection for your child’s teeth.
  • Dental Sealants – Sealants are a coating that is placed over the teeth to seal small grooves on the chewing surfaces and prevent tooth decay.
  • Fillings – If a cavity develops, we provide fillings to restore the tooth.
  • Root Canal – Like adults, children sometimes need a root canal to preserve a decayed tooth.Root canal
  • Mouth Guards – A custom-made mouth guard can prevent damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues and structures when children are playing sports.

Good oral hygiene at home is important for dental health. As soon as teeth appear, they should be gently wiped every day with a damp washcloth or gauze pad. When your child is two years old, begin to establish a brushing routine, using only water and then a tiny amount of toothpaste. You will probably have to help your child with brushing until about six years old.

Please contact our office at (818) 918-3295 to schedule an appointment for your child.

Dental Professionals

Focused On Making You Smile
  • Proficient Professionals

    Our dentists and staff are highly skilled in their disciplines.

  • Dental Care Tailored to You

    We learn about you and how to provide you with better care.

  • Focused on the Smallest Details

    Having a dentist focused on the intricacies of care is important.

  • A Collaborative Environment

    Our whole team works together to deliver great dental care.