Regular care for children is extremely important for setting a great foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. At Dental Smiles of Willow Glen, we provide dental care for the entire family, including infants from age 2, children and adolescents. Dr. Lim is experienced in providing dental care for infants and children and strives to make these special patients feel comfortable during their examinations and treatments.
First Dental Examination
Your child should have his or her first dental appointment after the first tooth appears and by his or her second birthday. While children do lose their baby teeth, or primary teeth, these teeth are instrumental in helping children speak and chew properly. Additionally, these primary teeth create a path for their permanent adult teeth to follow when they erupt. Dental check-ups are also important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child’s oral health.
Our Dental Smiles of Willow Glen team is well trained to make your child’s first dental visit a warm and non-frightful experience.
In addition to regular examinations and cleanings, Dr. Lim may recommend further services to protect your child’s oral health.
Other services provided in our office include sealants, and fluoride. Preventative sealants help to protect the teeth from decay. They are made of clear plastic and are applied to pits and grooves in the teeth. Before applying sealants, the tooth is cleaned and dried. Fluoride treatments are also essential to preventing tooth decay for both children and adults and are part of a regular dental examination and cleaning.