Pediatric Dental Care: Why You Should Start Them Young


The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry Today

As a parent, we do all we can to ensure our children’s health. Even so, not enough parents know that they need to bring their child to the dentist for his or her first checkup at the age of six months or as soon as his or her first tooth begins to erupt, as this period should be monitored with great care. Pediatric dental care is usually not prioritized these days.

Pediatric Dentistry and Your Child

Pedodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the treatment and prevention of dental disease in children. Many parents are not concerned about childhood caries because they are merely temporary teeth. While this is true, they are missing a crucial point, the development of healthy dental habits and establishing an oral care regimen to prevent caries.

Dr. Hauser is a pedodontist and CEREC specialist who believes in providing clients of every age with proper treatment and preventative treatments. He encourages his patients to bring their children for checkups regularly. He believes that this is an important stage, also known as the modeling phase, wherein children are still developing their habits that they will take into adulthood.

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Stella Hauser, Registered Service Dog at Lakefront Family Dentistry

Developing Proper Dental Awareness

The main purpose of pediatric dental care is to lessen the incidence of childhood caries and control possible habits that may cause malocclusion. At a young age, children tend to emulate people around them—especially their parents. This is why it is best to introduce them to dental care at an early age.

Parents should try to make oral hygiene part of their child’s daily routine. If they do so, their children are as less likely to develop caries and periodontal disease when they are older.

Lakefront Family Dentistry Loves Kids (and Adults, Too!)

Dr. Hauser and his friendly staff enjoy visits from little patients. Dr. Hauser understands that children have their own unique personalities. Some may be receptive to treatment and others might need a bit more coaxing. Thus, he works with each child’s personality and may use various techniques to make him or her feel right at home.

The first visit usually does not involve any dental treatments. Every pediatric dentistry specialist knows that it is important to give the child time to get used to the dental clinic and the staff. The next few visits may involve the Tell-Show-Do method to acquaint him or her with proper brushing techniques and common dental treatments. Once the child feels comfortable and at ease, he or she will be ready for the dental procedure.

Dr. Hauser and his team aim to provide dental care for people of all ages. Lakefront Family Dentistry is equipped with all the latest dental technology to provide babies, children, adults and senior citizens with the dental care they require.

If you are looking for a pediatric dental care specialist, please opt for someone with a flawless track record. Children love Lakefront Family Dentistry because of the warm and friendly atmosphere. They can even meet a new addition to the team—Stella, Dr. Hauser’s new Registered Service Dog that kids and adults love! She keeps kids calm during their visit, too. For appointments or any questions, please call (951) 244-9495.

Lakefront Family Dentistry Staff with Dr. Derek Hauser
Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, with Stella, and His Experienced Dental Staff at Lakefront Family Dentistry.

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