At the office of Dr. Melinda Marino, we believe it’s never too early for your child to begin establishing excellent oral hygiene habits. We recommend periodic visits with our 92126 kids dentist, to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful from the start. Our friendly, experienced team of professionals makes every visit to our office a valuable educational experience for your child.
Studies show that children across the United States lose a total of 51 school hours each year due to dental disease. Our 92126 kids dentist provides state-of-the-art preventive care to help your child spend less time in the dentist’s chair, and more time learning and having fun. We recommend bringing your child in for a checkup as soon as his or her first tooth erupts, usually by the age of one. As your child matures, our dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, to track their growth and development and to diagnose the first signs of any dental problems, when they are typically the easiest to treat. Due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially prone to developing cavities. When your child’s permanent molars come in, we can provide dental sealants, which seal out plaque and food debris from gathering in the rough crevices of these vulnerable back teeth. We also offer fluoride treatments, which prevent the erosion of tooth enamel to keep your child’s smile cavity-free. As part of your child’s preventive visit, we also provide a thorough teeth cleaning, to remove plaque and tartar from the toughest to reach spots, which your child may have missed while brushing. We will guide your child on better at-home practices for maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
With the care of our compassionate, experienced 92126 kids dentist, your child can enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health. At the office of Dr. Melinda Marino, we enjoy getting to know our patients, and look forward to becoming your child’s lifelong oral healthcare provider. To learn more, or to schedule a checkup for your child, call today.