Pediatric Dentistry

Solana Beach Pediatric Dentistry

lnd_pediatric_dentistryRegular care for children is extremely important for setting a great foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. At Dentist Solana Beach, we provide dental care for the entire family, including infants, children and adolescents. Dr. Jessy Sidhu is experienced in providing dental care for infants and children and strives to make these special patients feel comfortable during their examinations and treatments.

First Dental Examination

Your child should have his or her first dental appointment after the first tooth appears and before his or her first birthday. While children do lose their “baby” teeth, or primary teeth, these teeth are instrumental in helping children speak and chew properly. Additionally, these primary teeth create a path for their permanent adult teeth to follow when they erupt. Dental check-ups are also important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child’s oral health.

You child’s first dental visit will include scaling and polishing, fluoride treatment, a soft tissue examination, brushing and flossing instructions, a developmental examination, and nutritional counseling for maintaining good oral health.

Sealants, Fluoride, and Mouth Guards

In addition to regular examinations and cleanings, Dr. Sidhu may recommend further services to protect your child’s oral health. Other services provided in our Solana Beach office include sealants, fluoride, and mouth guards.

Sealants are a clear or white flowable resin material designed to flow into and seal the deep grooves on the top of children’s teeth to prevent invasion by bacteria into these hard to clean areas.  They are inexpensive, painless, and easy to place without shots or anesthesia.  Sealants are proven to reduce cavities in children and adolescents by up to 70%. Make an appointment with Dr. Jessy Sidhu to discuss the benefits of applying sealants to your teeth.

Fluoride treatments are also essential to preventing tooth decay for both children and adults and are part of a regular dental examination and cleaning.

Mouth guards, “night guards,” or athletic guards, may be recommended for children that constantly grind their teeth at night, clench their jaws, or are active in sports. Mouth guards can protect the teeth from excessive wear and tear and can prevent severe dental trauma for kids that are highly active or athletic.

Restorative Care

At Dentist Solana Beach, we provide restorative dental services for children in addition to preventative care. Children can suffer cavities, broken teeth, or malformed teeth just like adults. Our Solana Beach dentist and team are trained to provide restorative care to meet the specific needs of children.

Call us today at (858) 481-7155 or request an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.

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Testimonial

“I had a great experience here with the friendly staff, informative Dentist, and state of the art equipment and procedures. I will be back for sure.”

– Robert B.

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Solana Beach Smiles
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5 out of 5 stars

Christina Frink
Christina Frink

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Patel and Tara were wonderful! They are both kind, took the time to explain everything they were doing, and very thorough. Thank you!

Kathy Allen
Kathy Allen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months 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 8 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.