Gentle Dental Treatment for Your Children
Providing a good foundation for your child’s oral health can help them experience fewer issues with their smile and to feel confident. Dr. Villalobos and our friendly staff are great with kids and can help patients of all ages feel comfortable during visits.
Dental Services for Kids
In addition to regular dental exams and cleanings, Dr. Villalobos can provide specialized treatment designed to keep children’s teeth and jaws safe. Even though primary teeth fall out, they’re important for ensuring proper face development.
Keeping a healthy mouth of primary teeth paves the way for a beautiful smile with fewer complications. Learn how we can help keep your kid’s teeth safe and healthy.
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that we can paint onto your kid’s teeth. The safe plastic material seals in the teeth and acts as a shield against harmful bacteria. Sealants can last for over 10 years with proper care and are easily replaced if something happens to them.
The sealants procedure is simple and painless. Dr. Villalobos will simply clean your child’s teeth, then paint the sealants on, ensuring no areas are left vulnerable to decay. When your child comes in for their regular checkups, we’ll make sure the sealants are still in good shape.
A mouthguard is recommended for anyone who engages in sports that may cause damage to the face, mouth, and teeth. If your child plays football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, or any other contact sport, a mouthguard is essential to protect their teeth.
A custom mouthguard offers more protection than a store-bought one. A mouthguard made specifically for your child will also be more comfortable and they’ll be more likely to wear it. Professionally-made mouthguards are also easier to wear because they’re thinner and easier to breathe in.
Dr. Villalobos Can Provide Effective and Comfortable Treatment
Our office is equipped to provide high-quality dental care for the whole family. We can help give your kids the knowledge and care they need to have great oral hygiene as well as a beautiful smile.
To learn more about how we can care for your kid’s teeth, call our office at (561) 744-0677 to speak with us or fill out our convenient online contact form. We’ll get back to you quickly with answers to your questions and information for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do kids go to a pediatric dentist?
Kids can visit a pediatric dentist from the time they’re 1 year old to the age of 18. After turning 18, we recommend switching to a regular dentist. Dr. Villalobos treats both children and adults, so you won’t have to worry about switching dentists when you or your child turns 18.
What age should a child go to the dentist?
It’s best to begin familiarizing your child with the dentist and with taking care of their teeth as early as possible. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental visit within 6 months of your child’s first tooth erupting — so this visit will likely take place around the age of 1.
The moment teeth begin erupting, cavities can form. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your kid’s teeth from the get-go. This can prevent serious health issues and ensure they have a beautiful smile.
How do I prepare my child for their first dental visit?
It’s important to choose a dentist who can treat kids and can help your child feel comfortable. You can visit Dr. Villalobos’ office with your child to help familiarize them with the office and the environment before their appointment.
We also recommend finding some kid-friendly books about dentistry and visiting the dentist, playing pretend dentist at home, and keep a positive attitude about visiting the dentist.