Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Danville, CA
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We know you care deeply about your child’s health and well-being, and it is our goal to make sure that you find the right dental office for all their oral healthcare needs. Below is a list of frequently asked questions we invite you to review, as these will help to provide insight regarding various components of children’s dentistry. If you have any questions or do not see yours listed, don’t be afraid to call us.
How often does my child need to visit the dentist?
It is recommended that you bring your child in to see their dentist every six months. Their first visit should occur when their first tooth erupts or before they reach the age of one. During these visits, a dentist will perform age-appropriate cleanings and checkups to ensure there are no signs of decay, cavities, or gum disease. It also allows for proper monitoring of your child’s bite alignment.
Do you treat children with special needs?
Yes, at Main Street Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Danville, we are pleased to provide unique accommodations to children with special needs. Our team is well-versed in serving those with behavioral, physical, mental, and developmental disabilities, and we are committed to working with you, the parent, to ensure a comfortable and safe environment that helps your child feel at home.
Do you provide sedation dentistry?
Yes, we do provide sedation dentistry should your little one feel anxious about visiting the pediatric dental office. It is also a helpful solution if your child has difficulty sitting still for prolonged periods or is preparing to undergo multiple dental treatments during one appointment. We can create a more calming and relaxing environment that allows our staff to complete treatment more effectively and efficiently.
What should I do if my child accidentally knocks out a permanent tooth?
While it might seem as if this is a panic-worthy situation, it’s best to remain calm. You’ll first want to call our children's dental office to alert us to the situation. Offering 24-hour assistance, we will be here to help you through the process. Next, retrieve the tooth, holding it only by the crown. Try to reinsert it into your child’s vacated socket. If this is unsuccessful, place the tooth in a container of milk to keep the roots viable. Make sure to bring it with you to your child’s appointment so that we can determine if it’s possible for us to reattach it.
What can I do as a parent to minimize the potential for tooth decay?
There are many steps you can take as a parent to help your child avoid tooth decay. Some of these include:
- Keeping their regular dental checkups and cleanings
- Helping them to eat healthy foods instead of loading up on sugar and starch
- Having them wear a nightguard if they suffer from bruxism or a sportsguard if they play sports
- Make sure they’re practicing good oral hygiene habits at home
Will you take my dental insurance?
Yes! We are a dental insurance-friendly dental office that believes in helping parents maximize their dental benefits each time they visit. We’ll review your plan and discuss your available coverage so that you save more. This will keep your out-of-pocket expenses low while allowing your child to pursue greater oral health.