Children’s Dentistry

Developing proper oral hygiene practices at a young age is essential. Teaching children healthy dental habits sets them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and a sparkling smile. Dr. Castillo recommends bringing children for routine dental visits starting at the age of six months, and then twice a year for regular visits through childhood, adolescence, and eventually, adulthood.

It is important to familiarize children with dentistry when they are young because it helps them feel comfortable and realize that dental appointments can be enjoyable. Regular and routine oral hygiene exams allow Dr. Castillo to catch impending problems early, and our team also spends time educating children on good hygiene habits. Establishing proper dental care at an early age helps children and parents realize the importance of maintaining optimal oral health for life.

Many people mistakenly believe baby teeth are insignificant because they eventually fall out and are replaced with adult teeth. Unfortunately, this is not true. Children can develop serious health complications due to poor dental care and improper hygiene practices. Problems commonly begin with diet, and food and beverages children put into their mouth. Unhealthy food choices can adversely affect the teeth and a child’s oral and overall health. We are here to provide professional guidance so children and parents understand how and why certain foods and beverages can cause oral and whole-body health problems.

Proper oral hygiene and keeping a child’s mouth healthy and clean involves sophisticated knowledge and skill. Luckily, these skills can be easily acquired and learned by anyone. Many of the adults we see in the office were raised to believe that “bad teeth” are a genetic condition and that dental problems in children can’t be prevented or avoided. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Good oral hygiene is absolutely possible for individuals of all ages.

Unfortunately, tooth decay is the primary disease affecting children today. The good news is that tooth decay is almost always preventable. We are trained to help children with virtually all simple and complex dental health issues. In certain unique cases, we refer children directly to a pediatric dental practice that offers specialized treatment for complex dental care issues. At Dental Care at Red Rock Canyon, it is our goal to help children overcome dental challenges and help them lead a full life with optimal oral and whole-body health.

Developing proper oral hygiene practices at a young age is essential. Teaching children healthy dental habits sets them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and a sparkling smile. Dr. Castillo recommends bringing children for routine dental visits starting at the age of six months, and then twice a year for regular visits through childhood, adolescence, and eventually, adulthood.

It is important to familiarize children with dentistry when they are young because it helps them feel comfortable and realize that dental appointments can be enjoyable. Regular and routine oral hygiene exams allow Dr. Castillo to catch impending problems early, and our team also spends time educating children on good hygiene habits. Establishing proper dental care at an early age helps children and parents realize the importance of maintaining optimal oral health for life.

Many people mistakenly believe baby teeth are insignificant because they eventually fall out and are replaced with adult teeth. Unfortunately, this is not true. Children can develop serious health complications due to poor dental care and improper hygiene practices. Problems commonly begin with diet, and food and beverages children put into their mouth. Unhealthy food choices can adversely affect the teeth and a child’s oral and overall health. We are here to provide professional guidance so children and parents understand how and why certain foods and beverages can cause oral and whole-body health problems.

Proper oral hygiene and keeping a child’s mouth healthy and clean involves sophisticated knowledge and skill. Luckily, these skills can be easily acquired and learned by anyone. Many of the adults we see in the office were raised to believe that “bad teeth” are a genetic condition and that dental problems in children can’t be prevented or avoided. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Good oral hygiene is absolutely possible for individuals of all ages.

Unfortunately, tooth decay is the primary disease affecting children today. The good news is that tooth decay is almost always preventable. We are trained to help children with virtually all simple and complex dental health issues. In certain unique cases, we refer children directly to a pediatric dental practice that offers specialized treatment for complex dental care issues. At Dental Care at Red Rock Canyon, it is our goal to help children overcome dental challenges and help them lead a full life with optimal oral and whole-body health.