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Children’s Dentistry Specialist

Huy Nguyen, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Hummingbird Dental Group

Huy Nguyen, DDS

General Dentistry located in Downtown, Anaheim, CA

When it comes to children’s dentistry, you want to know your child is in good hands with a highly qualified and experienced dental expert. At Hummingbird Dental Group in Anaheim, California, Huy Nguyen, DDS, and the skillful dental professionals offer the highest standard of children’s dental care and help create healthy, young smiles. The team works hard to make the dental experience as comfortable, fun, and efficient as possible. Call Hummingbird Dental Group or schedule an appointment online today.

Children’s Dentistry

What is children’s dentistry?

Children’s dentistry, also called pediatric dentistry, is focused on dental health care for children up through adolescence. 

Children’s dental care involves a more personalized approach to guide and assist dental growth and development. At Hummingbird Dental Group, a pediatric dentist also offers in-depth preventive dental care and education.

What are the advantages of a child’s pediatric dental visit?

A pediatric dental visit is centered around preventive care and educating both the parent and the child on how to take care of gums and teeth for optimal oral health. Your dentist teaches you and your child how to best prevent gum disease, cavities, and other complications.

Maintaining the health of primary (baby) teeth is important. Primary teeth serve a function in:

  • Speech
  • Chewing and eating
  • Guiding permanent teeth properly into place
  • Assisting the healthy development of jaw bones and muscles

Front teeth typically last until around age seven and the back teeth can last until age 13. A pediatric dental visit allows your dentist to evaluate and identify any issues with your child’s baby teeth or permanent teeth.

Preventive care is especially important because untreated cavities can lead to dental problems that impair the development of permanent teeth.

During your child’s pediatric dental visit at Hummingbird Dental Group, the team cleans the teeth and removes any buildup of debris or plaque, especially from areas you or your child can’t reach properly during teeth cleaning at home.

How often should a child see the dentist?

Most dentists recommend a dental checkup and cleaning for children every six months. Your child might need more frequent treatments and visits if they have:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • An increased risk of tooth decay
  • Additional dental health complications
  • Unusual growth patterns

Regular teeth cleanings can prevent tooth decay and gum irritation. Tooth decay can damage the nerve endings of your teeth.

Teaching your child good oral habits and working with a qualified dental professional helps keep their teeth healthier and can prevent complications and more expensive and extensive dental treatments in the future.

Your child’s dental checkups help you to stay informed and on top of your child’s dental health.

Hummingbird Dental Group provides dental sealants, professional cleanings, sedation dentistry when needed, in-office state-of-the-art digital X-rays, amenities, and a positive and comfortable environment for children.

For top-notch children’s dentistry, call Hummingbird Dental Group or schedule a visit while you’re online today.