Good oral hygiene habits start at a young at. At Elevated Smiles, we encourage our patients to schedule an appointment for their children after their first tooth erupts. During the first few years of their lives, children need to get comfortable visiting us so they have a positive association for the rest of their lives. We also look for any potential problems that may arise in the future due to early development habits. The sooner we can interfere, the fewer problems that will occur down the line.
During your child’s first dental visit, we will help them feel comfortable by showing them around the office and letting them watch their favorite TV shows. You can stay by their side the entire time if it helps. We will take x-rays of their mouth and clean their teeth. We will also show them how to properly brush and floss and explain to them why it’s important. After their visit, we encourage parents to reinforce proper brushing and flossing habits at home. Then, every six months we will see your child back at our office for another dental cleaning.
With consistent visits to the dentist and positive experiences, children will grow up and continue to care for their oral health properly for the rest of their life. Developing these habits early on can prevent many issues in the future.
The Importance of Family Dentistry
If you take your child to the dentist every six months but you don’t do the same yourself, you’re not setting a good example for your child. Children imitate their parents. If they don’t see you brush and floss your teeth or visit the dentist with enthusiasm, they will imitate you. Family dentistry is important because it sets a good example for your children and helps you maintain a healthy smile for yourself. Let your child watch you brush and floss your teeth at home and talk positively about visiting the dentist. These small actions can have a huge effect on your child’s oral health throughout life.
Family Dentistry Treatments
At Elevated Smiles, we want to make your life as easy as possible which is why we offer all the family dentistry treatments you might need to maintain a healthy smile. We offer treatments for all ages so you never have to find another dental office again for the rest of your life if you don’t want to. Our family dentistry treatments in Carlsbad, CA include the following.
Dental Cleanings and Exams – Dr. Saw and Dr. Luu will take x-rays once per year and professionally clean your teeth twice per year to help you avoid cavities and gum disease. We will also diagnose and treat problems in their early stages so they don’t progress.
Orthodontics – Achieve a straighter smile with our help! We offer ClearCorrect and Invisalign clear aligners to help teens and adults get the straight smiles they’ve always wanted.
Dental Fillings – We can remove tooth decay and restore your tooth with tooth-colored dental fillings for a natural appearance.
Gum Disease Treatment – Scaling and root planing (deep cleanings) can stop gum disease from progressing and help you prevent tooth loss from gum disease.
Dental Crowns and Bridges – Restore or replace your missing teeth with same-day dental crowns or dental bridges.
Cosmetic Dentistry – If you or someone in your family is unhappy with the appearance of their smile, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to resolve these issues and help you feel confident in your smile again.
Schedule an Appointment for Family Dentistry in Carlsbad, CA
Are you ready to get you and your family’s dental health on track? Elevated Smiles in Carlsbad is always accepting new patients to our dental practice. Schedule an appointment with our family dentists today by calling (760) 622-3010.