Gentle Children's Dentistry in Van Nuys, CA
If you are looking for dental care for your children, it's essential to find a dentist who can provide preventive childhood treatments.
Studies by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that about 20% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have untreated tooth decay. That’s unfortunate because we know that with routine preventive treatments, your child may never have to deal with dental decay.
The team at Saticoy Plaza Dentistry is pleased to treat children from the age of six and up with gentle care. Our goal is to provide your child with appropriate dental care that will keep his or her teeth healthy now and long into adulthood.
We Love Treating Kids!
Patients in Van Nuys have been bringing their kids to our office for over 35 years. This experience has taught us a lot about treating children. We’ve learned that when kids have a gentle and compassionate introduction to dentistry, they are far more likely to maintain healthy dental habits as they get older.
Far too many adults still avoid dental treatment because of a negative experience they had as a child. You can be confident that we do everything we can to make sure your child feels comfortable and secure with us before we approach treatment.
In addition to outstanding dental care for your child, we provide fun distractions like kids’ movies and toys to keep them occupied and happy.
Preventive Childhood Treatments
Routine preventive care for your child is the best way to stay a step ahead of dental problems. At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we’re pleased to offer the preventive treatments your child needs to ensure that their healthy smile stays that way:
Cleanings and Exams
Professional cleanings and checkups twice a year are the best defense for preventing serious dental problems. These visits are designed to monitor your child’s oral health and fix problems before they become serious.
If we find that your child isn’t getting enough fluoride from sources like drinking water and the foods they eat, we may recommend a fluoride varnish. This is an easy process in which we apply a fluoride gel to the surfaces of your child’s teeth with a soft brush.
Studies show that fluoride varnish applied twice a year is highly effective at reducing tooth decay.
Application of dental sealants is another important preventive treatment that protects your child’s teeth from decay.
Molars and premolars have uneven surfaces that are hard to clean, leaving them vulnerable to decay. Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating applied to these uneven surfaces to seal out the food particles and bacteria that lead to decay.
Comfortable Care for Your Child
We know how important your child’s complete comfort is to you. The team at Saticoy Plaza Dentistry excels at building trusting relationships with kids by relating to them on their level. Our goal is to provide your child with all the support they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
We would love to meet your child! Please call our Van Nuys dental office and we will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.