Dr. Georgia Haddad and our entire dental care team are committed to providing your child with a nurturing, supportive, and fun dental office environment. Through education and early preventative dental care, our family dental care team can help your child come to enjoy their biannual dental checkups throughout their life.
Early life dental care is essential for lifelong oral health. Caring for baby teeth can help keep permanent teeth healthy as they sit just below the gum line. Learning to brush and floss teeth correctly will help your children maintain their natural teeth for as many years as possible.
Building a solid patient-dentist relationship with Dr. Haddad can help your child feel comfortable visiting the dentist and develop lasting, healthy oral habits. Our comprehensive family dentist office will allow your child to stay with Beach Cities Dental Group throughout their life for consistent and quality dental care.
Family dentistry is convenient for parents juggling busy schedules. You can bring in the whole family for complete dental care at all stages of oral health.
Pediatric Dentistry: What to Expect
It is important to bring your children to the dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges. Early preventative dental care helps Dr. Haddad keep track of your child’s oral health development. This allows for proactive treatment of any concerns that may arise.
Dr. Haddad offers a full range of dental services for all stages of oral health, allowing for complete dental care for life. Our dental care team is trained and experienced in following a child’s oral development into adulthood for effective and predictable results.
Pediatric Dental Services
- Oral Health Exams
- Screenings for cavities, sleep apnea, and gum disease
- Dental Fillings
Our dental care team will take the time to get to know you and your child. We aim to ensure that you both feel welcome and comfortable while receiving dental care. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist frequently to help set them up for a lifetime of oral health.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a family dentist in Ventura County, contact our Oxnard, CA dentist office. You may also request an appointment online for your convenience.
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
What’s the most common dental problem for children?
Tooth decay is the biggest worry for young children. Often, their diets are higher in sugar, and they aren’t the best at brushing their teeth. We can help teach your child the right way to brush, so they’re cleaning their teeth properly and hopefully avoid cavities.
Can my child get sedation for dental work?
Nitrous oxide is a solution that’s suitable for both children and adults. We place a small cannula under the nose that pumps the laughing gas throughout the procedure. It takes effect and dissipates immediately. Nitrous oxide keeps patients awake but relaxed throughout the whole procedure.
Is bringing my children to the dentist twice a year necessary?
Yes. It’s extra essential for children to see the dentist regularly. Their mouths are constantly growing and changing, which needs to be monitored. Dr. Haddad can note the changes in your child’s mouth and determine if any of them cause worry. She can recommend orthodontic treatment or other options to take care of dental issues sooner rather than later.
How safe are dental x-rays?
With technological developments, dental x-rays now expose you to an extremely limited amount of radiation. We take extra steps to protect children especially, too. Dental x-rays are much safer than the risk an undetected instance of tooth decay poses.
Do primary teeth need treatment since they’re not permanent?
They may not be permanent, but they’re still extremely important for lifelong oral health. They help children with speech and eating normally. Primary teeth also reserve a place in the mouth for the permanent teeth to come into the correct position. It’s still essential to treat any issues with primary teeth.
How should I clean my baby’s teeth?
Just because they’re small and few doesn’t mean they’re not important. Choose a pediatric toothbrush with a very small head and soft bristles. Try to find one that’s specifically designed with infants in mind.