Dr. Yum and his team offer complete dental care to children of all ages. With ongoing exams and preventative treatment, we can set your child on a path to a lifetime of dental health.
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Preventative care is the focus of our pediatric treatment. We encourage you to bring your child in for biannual dental visits. Our hygienist will thoroughly clean his or her teeth. Dr. Yum will also monitor your child’s oral development, looking for signs of misalignment, cavities, and other concerns. Sealants can further protect your little one’s smile. These thin plastic coatings go on the back teeth. After the clear or tooth-colored material hardens, it will form a barrier to prevent bacteria and food from accumulating on your child’s teeth.
Additionally, fluoride treatments can strengthen teeth during development. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is also found in most city water supplies. It helps to replace lost minerals, strengthen teeth, and prevent decay.
During all of our treatments, we work hard to keep children comfortable and relaxed. We truly enjoy treating young patients, and we know how to make dental care fun!
The Importance of Pediatric Care
Establishing a dental care routine at an early age is vital to your child’s oral health. Tooth decay is a vicious cycle. If it begins in childhood, your little one is likely to struggle with decay for his or her entire life. Fortunately, routine exams and cleanings, as well as our other preventative treatments, can significantly reduce your child’s risk for cavities, both now and in the future. Education is also an important part of our pediatric treatments. We will guide you and your child, teaching you about the best ways to care for your teeth and protect your child’s smile for life.
Does Your Child Need Dental Treatment?
The American Dental Academy® recommends that children come in for their first dental visit no more than six months after their first teeth appear. Typically this occurs around age 1. Whether your child has just started teething, or he has a full set of baby teeth, we encourage you to come in for the gentle care your little one needs.
In need of immediate care?
We provide dental services after working hours and on weekends. Call us at (425) 883-2100