Pediatric Dentistry

As with adults, care and prevention for children starts with regular dental visits and proper dental hygiene. Kids have special needs as well, since their teeth are still developing, they are often prone to diets that are heavier in cavity-producing sweets, and they are still learning good brushing technique.

Proper Dental Hygiene for Children
Before there are any visible teeth, parents are encouraged to wipe their child’s gums with a damp washcloth. Once teeth emerge, parents should brush them for the child with a soft toothbrush. When your child is old enough to brush on their own, make sure they only use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste, and monitor the brushing to ensure good technique. Kids should brush at least twice a day, and whenever possible, after meals and sweets. Once permanent teeth grow in, teach your child how to properly floss, and encourage them to do this at least once a day.

Regular Pediatric Dentistry Visits for Children
Children need checkups twice a year, starting at the age of two. These regular dental visits usually consist of a thorough cleaning and a dental exam. Your dentist may also recommend fluoride treatments and supplements to keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy. If your child is especially prone to cavities, there are also special sealants that your dentist can apply to the molars to give them an extra line of defense against decay.

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Kathy Allen
Kathy Allen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

This review is from Bruce Allen. Went in for a teeth cleaning and it was done rapidly and with fabulous attention to detail. I was also advised of important issues to address with my (old) teeth. Highly recommended!

Ashley Wayman
Ashley Wayman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Everyone at Solana Beach Smiles is amazing. They always go above and beyond for their patients. Especially Anita, Marlene, Tia and of course Dr. Jesse! Needed help with scheduling because we have a newborn and a crazy schedule, and Anita bent over backwards to accommodate our family.

Kathy Cravey
Kathy Cravey

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

My husband and I would like to thank Dr. Jessy Sidhu and excellent staff for outstanding professional service and genuine personal concern for the health and well being of our family. Solana Beach Smiles has our highest recommendation. We would not trust anyone else.
Thank you all, Kathy