Pediatric Dental Tips

San Ramon Dentist For Kids

Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand in hand. At our office we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. Dr. Carol Jin, a pediatric dentist in San Ramon uses the latest in dental sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are space-age plastics that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child’s lifetime of good oral health.

Cavity Prevention For Kids

Most of the time cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and a lack of brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly, of course, can help. The longer it takes your child to chew their food and the longer the residue stays on their teeth, the greater the chances of getting cavities.

Every time someone eats, an acid reaction occurs inside their mouth as the bacteria digests the sugars. This reaction lasts approximately 20 minutes. During this time the acid environment can destroy the tooth structure, eventually leading to cavities.

Consistency of a person’s saliva also makes a difference; thinner saliva breaks up and washes away food more quickly. When a person eats diets high in carbohydrates and sugars they tend to have thicker saliva, which in turn allows more of the acid-producing.

Baby TeethBaby Teeth

The first baby teeth that come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice this when your baby is about 6-8 months old. Next to follow will be the 4 upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby’s teeth will appear periodically. They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2 1/2 years old.

At around 2 1/2 years old your child should have all 20 teeth. Between the ages of 5 and 6 the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt. Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth and some don’t. Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children are different.

Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth but they are important to chewing, biting, speech and appearance. For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene bacteria that can cause cavities.

$50 Account Credit

This offer applies to new patients only. Receive a $50 account credit* after the completion of a New Patient Exam, full set of x-rays, and ultrasonic teeth cleaning.
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  • Full Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning
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Free Sonicare Toothbrush

This offer applies to new patients only. Receive a Free Sonicare Toothbrush* after the completion of a New Patient Exam, full set of x-rays, and ultrasonic teeth cleaning.
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  • New Patient Exam
  • Full Set Of X-Rays
  • Full Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning
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