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Children's Dentistry

Ramona Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in Ramona, CA

At Ramona Family Dentistry in Ramona, California, Nathan Christensen, DDS, and Hemant Sachdeva, DDS, offer a wide range of dental services to protect the dental and oral health of children. Whether you have a baby who is just cutting his or her first tooth or a teenager with a cavity, the friendly, knowledgeable team at Ramona Family Dentistry stands ready to serve you and your children. Call to make an appointment, or book online.

Children's Dentistry Q & A

What is children’s dentistry?

A children’s dentist, also called a pediatric dentist, specializes in the unique needs of kids from birth through adolescence. For many dentists, this is until about age 18, but dentists at Ramona Family Dentistry take care of your whole family throughout all of your ages and stages. 

What is included in children’s dentistry?

Children’s dentistry is a broad term that includes comprehensive oral health care, such as:

  • Cavity repair
  • Oral health exams
  • Routine cleanings
  • Flouride treatments
  • Nutrition and diet recommendations
  • Oral health management for conditions like diabetes, gingivitis, asthma, and heart conditions
  • Emergency dental treatment

The dentists at Ramona Family Dentistry also provide early evaluation about your child’s potential need for orthodontic treatment.

What are the benefits of children’s dentistry?

Dr. Christensen and Dr. Sachdeva understand that your child may be nervous about a trip to the dentist and tailor their care to put your child completely at ease. Some of the practices they use help children to:

  • Relax during dental appointments
  • Learn how, when, and how long to brush their teeth
  • Understand the importance of flossing

Early dental care also helps your child establish the importance of routine care for the prevention of future dental problems.

When should my child begin going to the dentist?

The dentists at Ramona Family Dentistry subscribe to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association that a child’s first dental check-up should be scheduled within six months of their first tooth eruption or by age one. Even at that tender age, it’s possible for decay to set in and cause early damage. 

At your child’s first appointment, the dental team shows you exactly how to clean emerging teeth, what size and shape of toothbrush is best, and offers guidance on toothpastes that work best for little ones.

Does my child need a flouride treatment?

During your consultation with Dr. Christensen or Dr. Sachdeva, your doctor will ask you questions about your water supply and the types of toothpaste you use. Whether or not your child needs a fluoride treatment is made on a case-by-case basis in concert with your child’s needs.

Establish a lifelong healthy dental relationship for your children at Ramona Family Dentistry. Call the office to book a consultation, or schedule your appointment online.