Pediatric Dentistry At Greene & Wood Family Dentistry
All About Pediatric Dentistry At Greene & Wood Family Dentistry
Here at Greene & Wood Family Dentistry in Manhattan Beach, we teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth and that going to the family dentist can be fun. We want to provide the best experience possible. An experience that is calm and inviting. Many parents choose to have Dr. Greene or Dr. Wood treat their children because of their ability to deal with all types of child behavior and special needs.
Manhattan Beach, CA’s Premier Pediatric Dentist
When you visit our office in Manhattan Beach, CA you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. Our team is caring and friendly and we work hard to create a welcoming and compassionate atmosphere. With years of experience in pediatric dentistry and working with kids, we’ve developed a wide array of pediatric services. The pediatric services we provide are:
You may have heard some worrying things about BPA, or Bis-Phenol A, a compound in tooth-colored dental fillings, but don’t go rushing back to silver amalgam just yet. We can leave tooth-colored fillings with BPA and the dangers of mercury poisoning that come with amalgam fillings behind because there are numerous tooth-colored materials available that are free of BPA.
As soon as teeth appear, they are vulnerable to the possibility of cavities. It’s crucial to keep baby teeth healthy so that the child can chew effectively, speak clearly, and feel comfortable, and baby teeth also hold the places for the adult teeth to grow in after them. Dental professionals like our doctors will help you keep your baby’s teeth healthy and happy.
Typically, sealants are applied to the molars because these teeth are the ones that do the most chewing and have those deep crevices where bacteria can hide. The sealant will fill in and cover any crevices on the tooth to act as a shield from the bacteria. What makes them even better is that the sealant application process is quick and painless!
How important is it to keep baby teeth healthy?
If our kids are just going to lose their baby teeth in a few years anyway, does it really matter if they get cavities? A lot of parents think this way, but that’s something we strongly discourage. Just because baby teeth are temporary doesn’t mean they’re not important. Baby teeth are essential for chewing food, learning to speak clearly, and mastering lifelong dental health habits like brushing and flossing. They also guide the adult teeth into place. Your child will also be happier if their teeth are healthy.
When is the right time for a child’s first dental appointment?
A child can benefit from a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears! That’s why we, along with the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend bringing them to see us around six months old (and no later than their first birthday). The earlier you bring them in, the more advice we can offer on taking care of incoming baby teeth and managing those difficult teething periods.
Your Child’s Comfort Is Our Top Priority
The entire team here at Greene & Wood Family Dentistry is committed to providing an anxiety-free dental experience. If you live in or around Manhattan Beach, CA, please consider us as you new pediatric dentist family. We love serving our local community and we would love to serve you. Please give us a call if you’re interested in a free dental consultation. Call us at (310) 318-7678 or send us an email.