Lake Forest Dental Cleaning and Examinations

Dental Cleaning and ExaminationsLake Forest, CA

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At Meshia Azad DDS, we provide dental cleanings and examinations to children throughout Lake Forest, CA. We believe that preventative care is essential for staying in good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible, and the best way to do so is through ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. If you live in the 92630 area, call (949) 625-1570 to schedule your child's exam and to learn how they can stay healthy year-round.

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Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Children

Dr. Azad works with children of all ages and knows how to help children to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. Families throughout California visit our dentist office to have their children’s teeth cleaned. We recommend that teeth cleanings and exams start from a very young age. This is important for ensuring that baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in. Many people don’t realize how important healthy baby teeth are. Children can get cavities and gum disease just like adults do with the difference being that children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort. We recommend that parents throughout Lake Forest bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. This way we can remove harmful plaque and bacteria in order to prevent cavities.

While cleaning children’s teeth, our staff has been trained to take it slowly and practice gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with our young patients, they will feel more relaxed during their dental appointments and visiting the dentist becomes fun instead of intimidating. We also recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help children to feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, their baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment for your child call 949-625-1570.

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Sensitive Teeth

At Meshia Azad DDS, Dr. Azad practices gentle dentistry and provides teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth. Many children avoid visiting the dentist because they are concerned that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with the right dentist, your child can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive their teeth are. We offer a variety of sedation methods so that your children don’t have to feel anything while getting their dental cleaning and examinations. Whether they need something to relax or direct pain medication, Dr. Azad can create a treatment plan that includes sedation so that they can remain comfortable.

If you live in California, it is important to understand the reason that teeth become sensitive. Very often, it is due to the enamel on the outside of the teeth wearing away. Enamel can wear away due to age, what you eat and improper oral health care. While brushing with desensitizing toothpaste can help, you need to continue visiting the dentist to ensure that your child's teeth and gums stay healthy. Otherwise, the sensitivity can increase.

Preventing Emergencies

Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations in the 92630 area can help to prevent a dental emergency. Many children go far too long in between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop that can create a painful situation and lead to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort but if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth the dental pulp can become infected and further steps will become necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by scheduling an appointment twice a year with Dr. Azad. It is important to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured so by staying in good health; can prevent your child's teeth from becoming cracked or chipped during an accident.

Education

While getting your child's teeth cleaned and examined, we will also discuss ways that you and them can keep their teeth and gums healthy at home. At Meshia Azad DDS, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend using a soft toothbrush to brush their teeth twice a day. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your child's teeth. Your child should also floss daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard to reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.

Your child's diet is also important to good oral health. Make sure they drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables and complex carbs so that their body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during their dental cleaning and examinations. To schedule your child's appointment with Dr. Azad call 949-625-1570.

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