Dental Care for Toddlers, Kids, and Teens
Since 1991, parents have entrusted their children’s oral healthcare to Dr. William Neff, DDS, a kids-friendly dentist at Golden Triangle Dentistry in Murrieta, CA. We provide family-friendly dental care to ensure every toddler, adolescent, and teenager have a positive dentist experience.
At Golden Triangle Dentistry we treat your children as we would our own. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged. Together we can prevent the most common children’s disease in America, tooth decay! If you are looking for a children’s dentist in Murrieta call us today to schedule your child’s dental appointment.
Preventative Dental Care for Children of All Ages
Parents are welcome to accompany their child during his/her dental appointment. Our compassionate staff will evaluate your child’s dental development; provide dietary counseling and instruction on how to clean your child’s teeth at home. When necessary, Dr. William Neff, DDS may recommend fluoride treatments.
Toddler Oral Behavior
Oral habits such as thumb, finger, and pacifier sucking are observed at our kid-friendly dental practice in Murrieta. By evaluating your child’s oral behavior, we are able to suggest corrections before it negatively impacts dental growth and oral development.
Dietary Counseling for Children
In addition to parental supervision, dental hygiene and regular dental visits, proper diet is essential to your child’s dental health. Many believe children’s cavities (tooth decay) are caused by the consumption of sugar and carbohydrates. This is FALSE. It is HOW LONG those substances are in your child’s mouth. The leading cause of children’s tooth decay is long-term sucking on sugary or sweet liquids.
Tooth Sealants for Kids
Sealants are coatings that protect the depressions and grooves of a tooth from bits of food and bacteria. Applying sealants to children’s primary teeth can dramatically reduce tooth decay. Our kids Murrieta dentist Dr. William Neff, DDS highly recommends sealants be applied on permanent molars and bicuspids at the point of eruption.
Fluoride Treatments for All Ages
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, encouraging the hardening of weakened areas that are often the beginning of a cavity. Golden Triangle Dentistry recommends routine fluoride treatments under the supervision of the family dentist as a key element in the prevention of tooth decay.
Children’s Restorative Dental Services
Most children’s cavities can be restored with tooth-colored dental fillings. Golden Triangle Dentistry uses local anesthesia to provide pain-free cavity fillings. To ease children’s anxiety, laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is available.
Crowns are able to restore form and function to children’s teeth in the event tooth structure has been damaged by a cavity. Different types of crowns are available, depending on the extent of your child’s cavity, location of the damaged tooth, and his/her bite.
With the availability of “how-to whiten your teeth” video tutorials online, an increasing number of adolescents are expressing interest in teeth whitening. Teeth whitening services are a great gift for teenagers before senior pictures, prom, or graduation.
Teeth whitening should not be considered until the child’s teeth have fully developed, generally between junior and senior year of high school. Over-the-counter whitening products are not kid-friendly. Ill-fitting trays can cause gum irritation. Please consult Dr. William Neff, DDS at Golden Triangle Dentistry, if you and your child are considering teeth whitening.
Scheduling Your Child’s First Dentist Visit
Golden Triangle Dentistry recommends parents schedule their child’s first dental appointment as soon as they are able to brush the child’s teeth without a fuss. The average time frame is between two and three years old. Should the parent notice any problems, such as a non-removable dark spot or stain, please schedule an appointment. The best chance at reducing the risk of tooth decay is early dental visits.
Golden Triangle Dentistry welcomes children, adolescents, and teenagers to our kid-friendly dental practice in Murrieta, Ca. Most insurance plans are accepted and financing is available through CareCredit.
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