Just like adults, children should see Dr. Balle or Dr. Nguyen a minimum of twice a year. The mouth is constantly changing and growing in childhood. Along with this growth can come injuries and issues that, when addressed early, can be easily treated.
Pediatric dentistry focuses on preventive care. Emphasis is placed on home care, regular checkups, and cleanings. There are many preventive measures available to help your children’s teeth healthy and clean, including sealants, fluoride treatments, and mouth guards. Part of preventive pediatric dentistry also focuses on educating the parent about common dental issues that kids may have such as bruxism, thumb sucking, and baby bottle tooth decay.