Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric dentists provide the best pediatric treatment.


Children are not just small adults. During a dental exam, they are not always compliant and patient. Pediatric dentists are trained to assess and treat youngsters in a manner that minimizes discomfort. Additionally, pediatric dentists utilize specialized equipment in facilities that are developed with children in mind.


A pediatric dentist offers a wide range of treatment options, expertise, and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth. When your pediatrician suggests that your child receive a dental exam, you can be assured that a dentist that is expert in pediatric dentistry will provide the best care.


What is a Pediatric Dentist?


Pediatric dentists are devoted to the oral health of infants through adolescents. They have the experience and credentials necessary to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout childhood’s many phases.


Baby teeth start to erupt in youngsters throughout the first six months of life. At the age of 6 or 7, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which are eventually replaced by secondary, permanent teeth.

Without proper dental care, children are susceptible to oral illness and decay, which can cause a lifetime of discomfort and consequences. Early childhood dental caries, which is an infectious disease, affects five times as many children as asthma and seven times as many as hay fever. One in every five (20%) youngsters aged 5 to 11 years has at least one untreated decaying tooth.


What kind of training do pediatric dentists have?


Pediatric dentists have completed at least:

  • Four years of dental school
  • Additional two years of dental residency training for newborns, children, adolescents, and children with special needs.


What types of treatments do pediatric dentists provide?


Pediatric dentists offer comprehensive oral health treatment, which consists of the following:

  • Exams of infant dental health, including risk assessment for caries in the mother and child
  • Preventive dental care, including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as dietary and nutrition advice
  • Behavioral counseling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
  • Early evaluation and treatment for dental alignment and correction of an incorrect bite (orthodontics)
  • Repair of tooth cavities or defects
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions related to disorders such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Gum disorders and conditions such as ulcers, short frenulum, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease are treated
  • Dental injury therapy (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)
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Garden Valley Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Felicia CruzFelicia Cruz
18:41 14 Jun 22
Excellent experience with amazing results and truly wonderful staff all around! From the moment you walk into the office, you are greeted and the staff make you feel welcome and even calm the nerves. I am always so nervous when visiting dentists and the staff take the time to also explain what you are in for. I went in for a teeth whitening, something I have been so nervous about and Dr. Rhea Antolin is so calming and reassuring about the process. I could not believe how white my teeth were after one session so I decided to come back for another. You will not be disappointed with your results and the entire experience will be smooth and worth it!
franchesca quezadafranchesca quezada
16:09 10 Jan 22
Very nice and professional staff, explained everything really well.
00:35 17 Jun 21
Long story short. I’m travel through Texas had an infection in my molar and the pain was all the way up to my ear. The team did an extraction and cleaned it all out in no time at all. Pain free and back on the road.Staff was very specific with instructions for my after care. Staff made my family feel comfortable and kept them at ease with my progress.A+Facility equipment is current and cutting edge. A+Thank you guys so very much.
Machaela CooleyMachaela Cooley
16:05 29 Mar 21
Always a great experience. Doctor Antolin truly cares about her patients and always takes her time with treatment. Her front office staff and assistants are friendly and welcoming.
Robbie CooperRobbie Cooper
17:16 04 Nov 20
I couldnt b more happy! Tis is the go to dentist here!! I LOVE MY TEETH NOW!! U will definitely c me with a smile on my face!!
madison eguremadison egure
17:16 15 May 20
I just recently started coming to Garden Valley Family & Cosmetic dentistry and they are top notch. Even throughout this whole chaotic pandemic they still seem to get the job done so well while keep us and them safe. Garden Valley really goes the extra mile for their patients. I really recommend coming to them for any dental needs!
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