Dental care begins the moment your child’s first tooth erupts. Though it may seem early, it is important for an oral healthcare professional to ascertain the health of your child’s first tooth, as well as determine how the rest of their teeth will grow in.
Due to the prevalence of dental anxiety, exposing your child to the dental office at an early age can be of great benefit to their health and allow them to grow accustomed to the environment.
At the practice of Dr. Leo Shin, DDS, we focus on the family, and children are the most important part of any family. We build trust with our young patients from the earliest age possible, establishing a comforting atmosphere that your child will look forward to returning to.
Professional Pediatric Care
Dr. Shin sees children as young as one year old. So long as there are teeth, there’s no bad time to bring your young ones to our practice.
During their first visit, we’ll introduce your child to our friendly staff and treatment room. If your child is old enough to communicate, we’ll explain our methods and instruments to them in a way the they will understand.
Our ultimate goal is to make each visit as enjoyable as possible. This way, your child does not develop a fear of the dentist, and learns the importance of oral health at an early age.
Treatments for Children
We have a variety of treatments available to our younger patients, including cleanings and fillings. We can even treat your child’s teeth with fluoride to strengthen the enamel from an early age.
We can also treat their teeth with a dental sealant, which fills in the deeper grooves of teeth, preventing plaque and bacteria from building up in those hard-to-reach spots.
The most important part is examining the teeth early so that we can identify any potential complications your child may face in the future. By detecting these problems before they develop, we can begin treatments to prevent them and mitigate the possible damage.
A Dental Practice for Children!
Dr. Leo Shin, DDS, makes the effort to educate every young patient on the importance of their oral health and proper care techniques. With the power of knowledge and regular visits, we hope to promote a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.
To learn more about our practice or pediatric dentistry, don’t hesitate to call us today! We proudly serve patients in Newport Beach, as well as the surrounding communities of Corona Del Mar, and Barbara Island.