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CHINO CA PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Pediatric Dentistry

HOPE FAMILY DENTISTRY 4 KIDS


A good children’s dentist in Chino is hard to find. The fact of the matter is that it takes an extra level of care and attention to become a good children’s dentist. At Hope Family Dentistry 4 Kids our testimonials and track record speak for itself. Our entire staff is patient and experienced with dentistry for all ages. Please feel free to read more about our doctors. We strive to provide the best dental care for all ages! Please feel free to check out some of the information below concerning common questions about children’s dentistry.


NEED HELP FINDING THE OFFICE?


Hope Family Dentistry 4 Kids is located right around the corner from Hope Family Dentistry. This office specializes in pediatric dentistry only and is an extension of our main office. Hope Family Dentistry 4 Kids is here for your convenience!

Office Details:

Address: 12655 S Central Ave. Chino, CA 91710
Telephone: (909) 364-1222


ABOUT THE FIRST DENTAL VISIT


Infants should be seen for their first dental visit between six and twelve months. This is typically the time your child’s first tooth will begin to erupt. The initial dental visit is intended to give the parent information on growth and development, prevention tips for tooth decay and become comfortable with our doctors and staff. Building trust early on will help keep your child at ease for future dental visits.


BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY


Once the child has begun teething and their primary or baby teeth begin to erupt is an essential time for our dentists to spot any potential issues. One early condition that can develop is baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay takes place when sugary liquids (breast milk, juice, formula) adhere to an infant’s teeth for an extended period of time. During sleep is when this is worst as the sugars combine with saliva and pool around the teeth covering them in acids.

To avoid baby bottle tooth decay do not allow your infant to nurse a bottle containing anything other than water while falling asleep. Also avoid dipping pacifier in sweet substances and wipe your infant’s gums after feeding. If this is left untreated your child’s primary teeth could decay, develop infection and hinder the formation of their permanent or adult teeth.


EFFECTS OF PACIFIERS AND THUMB-SUCKING


Pacifiers are okay to use up until about the age of two to four. We typically discourage the use of pacifiers after this as they can hurt the development of your child’s teeth permanently.

Another habit strongly discouraged is thumb-sucking as this can lead to improper growth, alignment and changes in the roof of the mouth.


TEETHING & PRIMARY TEETH


Teething can be very irritating to your child. Their gums will be sore and your natural instinct will be to want to eliminate this pain.  Teething rings, cool wet cloths, back of a spoon and even rubbing your finger along their gums can help ease their pain.

Mother and Son Brushing TeethTypically by the age of 3, each child has all 20 of their primary teeth. The condition and health of primary teeth are incredibly important.  They allow for well-developed speech, maintain good nutrition and possibly most important of all, guide their permanent teeth into place. Permanent teeth begin to erupt around age 6 and continue until around age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth and 32 when including “wisdom” teeth.


FLUORIDE & DENTAL SEALANTS


Fluoride is important for teeth because it helps prevent tooth decay and strengthens the enamel. Fluoride is found in small amounts in our water, many types of toothpaste and some foods. If you have any questions pertaining to the amount you believe your child should consume please ask our dentists at Hope Family Dentistry.

Dental Sealants are a preventative measure against tooth decay. Many of times the sealants are placed on the back molars of permanent teeth and used to protect the chewing surfaces. Dental sealant application typically lasts for several years. It is important to remember that fluoride and dental sealants alone will not prevent tooth decay in your children.  Brushing, flossing, and making sure your children eat a well-balanced nutritious diet and routine dental visits are all essential in long lasting healthy smiles.

Hope Family Dentistry is your Chino, CA go-to for Children’s Dentistry!


Hope Family Dentistry

(Chino Office)

12655 Central Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: (909) 364-1222
Fax: (909) 248-1632
(Driving Directions)

Office Hours

Monday:9am - 6pm
Tuesday:Closed
Wednesday:9am - 6pm
Thursday:Closed
Friday:9am - 6pm
Saturday:8am - 3pm
Sunday:Closed