Newbury Park Pediatric Dentist
Seeing your child smile is one of the best parts of your day -- and we love making sure that smile is as healthy as can be. When you’ve got a new addition to your family, you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Chaffee is the trusted children’s dentist in Newbury Park, too. Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics offers a number of services to care for even the littlest smiles.
All About Children's Dentistry
Your child’s first teeth are so precious -- but did you know they’re just as vulnerable to damage and decay as yours? That’s right, even that first tiny, white, perfect tooth is vulnerable to the sugars in milk and all of your baby’s favorite foods. That’s why we recommend your child’s first dental visit to occur around the time the first tooth erupts, with regular visits beginning no later than age one. It may seem early, but your children’s dentist provides crucial services to help your little one enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
First Dental Visit
Of course, it’s unlikely that your child’s teeth will need any sort of major attention during the very first dental appointment. But this visit is about more than checking for decay -- it’s also about introducing your little one to the dentist, and sending an important signal that there’s nothing to fear at Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics. Our caring, compassionate staff takes the gentle approach children need to register that good dental care is a big priority -- and not one that should be feared.
Learning Good Oral Care Techniques
As your child starts to grow more teeth, regular visits to the dentist are also a good opportunity to make sure you are both doing the most to clean their little smiles properly. Dr. Chaffee and the staff of professionals can evaluate your brushing and flossing techniques, and make recommendations as needed.
Dental Care for Children of All Ages
When your child reaches the age of six, she’s going to school, eating new foods, caring for her smile -- and her teeth are more vulnerable to decay than ever before. That’s why Dr. Chaffee may recommend dental sealants, which are thin protective coverings painted directly onto the back molars. These sealants are fast, painless and are highly effective at shielding the back teeth from surface decay. Additionally, children can benefit from fluoride treatments to strengthen their tooth enamel from decay-causing bacteria.
Schedule Your Child's Appointment
When you need a gentle dental team to care for your littlest smiles, contact Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics. We’re here to help you and yours enjoy strong, healthy teeth for a lifetime!