Dentist for Toddlers – Dublin, CA

Giving Your Child’s Growing Smile the Attention It Deserves

Mother laughing with her toddler on couch after visiting dentist for toddlers in Dublin

At Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin, we want to partner with you to ensure that your little one’s teeth and gums get the attention they deserve. With each new tooth that erupts, we can provide you with the tools and techniques you need to safeguard these pearly whites at home. Our dentists for toddlers in Dublin can also perform regular checkups and cleanings and detect problems early on so that your son or daughter avoid extensive restorative dental care in the future. If your little one is ready to see us, call to schedule an appointment today.

Why Choose Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin for Dentistry for Toddlers?

  • Emergency Dentistry Available 24 Hours
  • Safe Digital X-Rays for Enhanced Images
  • Trusted Dentists with Years of Experience

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Toddler girl smiling and sitting on floor with stuffed animals

Every six months, your toddler should be seen for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. These visits not only allow us to build a positive relationship with them but also check for any signs of decay or cavities. While keeping them comfortable with our kid-friendly amenities, we will clear away any plaque and tartar so that their smile remains healthy between appointments. We’ll also go over ways to encourage good oral hygiene habits at home.

Dental Sealants

Child in dental chair with dental mirror in their mouth

The chewing surfaces of molars and premolars are havens for bacteria and food particles. Consisting of pits and grooves, it is easy for harmful debris to become trapped, resulting in cavities. With dental sealants, though, we can safeguard these teeth for up to 10 years because of the clear barrier they create! Applying these clear coatings during a regular dental exam will allow your toddler to enjoy a healthier smile while also giving you greater peace of mind.

Fluoride Treatments

Child in dental chair with fluoride trays on their teeth

Fluoride is often found in city tap water, foods, and even various toothpaste brands. While you might think your child is receiving enough fluoride each day, our team may discover that they need additional help to minimize the risk of cavities. With fluoride treatments, we can apply a specialized varnish or gel to the surfaces of their teeth during a general dental checkup. Serving as a protective barrier, it penetrates the enamel to combat decay and strengthen teeth in between appointments.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Close up of dental mirror in mouth reflecting a tooth

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 5 children between the ages of 2 and 5 have at least one cavity. This alarming statistic is why we provide tooth-colored fillings to target these problem areas before they worsen. After removing the decayed area, we can fill the tooth with composite resin, which is a biocompatible substance that is safe for use in children and adults. Matched with their natural tooth shade, these fillings do not expand and can keep their baby teeth intact until it’s time for them to fall out naturally.

Safe Digital Dental X-Rays

Dental team member looking at monitor showing x rays of teeth

Adults are not the only ones who require digital X-rays. Children also need them so that our dentists can have a clearer view of what is happening beneath the gumline. Since not all dental problems occur in visible areas of the mouth, these images allow us to monitor tooth eruption and whether any signs of decay exist. With digital X-rays, we can reduce the amount of radiation your child is exposed to and shorten appointment times because of the fast, high-resolution images that are produced.

Non-Nutritive Oral Habits

Child sucking their thumb while sleeping

Toddlers who are nearing the age of 3 and who are continuing to practice non-nutritive habits are more likely to suffer problems pertaining to their oral and facial development. Instead of negating the issue, our dentists will suggest useful methods and techniques to stop thumb-sucking and pacifier use so that your child’s oral and overall health remain on a healthier, positive track.