Off To A Healthy Start
Teaching your child healthy habits from the start will help them maintain a bright healthy smile for the rest of their life. Chris T. Nhan, DDS enjoys taking care of children's teeth and we are here to make you and your child as comfortable as possible.
If you have any questions about our pediatric practices please contact us today.
We have several important goals during your child's first visit to our office. First, we want to introduce your child to staff and the dental setting in as non-threatening a way as possible.
Establishing healthy habit early on is the key to a lifetime of dental health. We will help teach your child about healthy oral habits and how to prevent future problems and decay.
In general, children need x-rays more often than adults. Their mouths grow and change rapidly. They are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends x-ray examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay.
Children continually get new teeth from age 3 months to the age 6 years. Most children have a full set of twenty (20) primary teeth by the time they are 3 years old. As a child nears the age 6, the jaw grows making room for the permanent teeth.
Baby teeth that have large caries (cavities) and some degree of pain occasionally require that the "coronal" (top) portion of that tooth's nerve be removed before a filling or a crown (preferably) is placed.
Our office provides smile makeovers to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We can reshape your natural teeth to make them straighter or more youthful in appeal. Our Fair Oaks office make it convenient to those living in Sacramento to receive great cosmetic dentistry and is only a short drive away!
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