Choosing recommended pediatric dental care in Sacramento, CA
Early dental experiences build the foundation for your child’s oral health mindset and lifetime habits. It is extremely important that childhood visits are pleasant, instructional, and gentle. Dr. Darryl Azouz is the dentist recommended by parents throughout the Sacramento, CA area for pediatric dental care that leaves their little ones smiling.
Babies and tots
Home oral care should begin even before baby’s teeth erupt. Use a clean washcloth or sterile gauze pad dampened with warm water to gently wipe the gums after feeding. This also acclimates baby to the feel of hands and instruments in the mouth.
We take extra time with pediatric patients, helping them become familiar with surroundings and understand the basics of oral hygiene. This unhurried care continues as your child grows from toddler to school age.
Between the ages of seven and 12, your child’s mouth forms adult teeth and structure. Regular dental checkups are essential to monitor potential developmental issues such as mouth breathing and need for orthodontics, and to avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
Smiling through peer pressure
Twelve years of age to adulthood can be a vulnerable time for children. They are subject to a great deal of peer pressure for choices that may impact oral wellness and overall health, such as:
- Smoking and smokeless tobacco.
- Alcohol consumption.
- Illicit drugs.
- Tongue and lip piercings.
- Eating disorders.
As a father, Dr. Azouz understands how necessary it is to have these conversations. He is adept at helping older kids open up about their challenges. He briefly points out potential pitfalls in terms they readily understand, such as teasing about bad breath or an unattractive smile.
At Sacramento Natural Dentistry in Citrus Heights, CA, you get more than a dentist. You get a gentle partner in your child’s lifetime of oral health. Call (916) 823-8585.
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