Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Golden Valley Smiles

Dentistry located in Fresno, CA & Clovis, CA

Choosing a premier children’s dental service is the key to helping your child achieve a beautiful smile at any age. At Golden Valley Smiles in Fresno and Clovis, California, experienced dentist Kaveh Karimi, DDS, and the team offer quality pediatric dentistry services in a warm and welcoming environment. Whether your child experiences tooth pain or is due for a routine dental cleaning and exam, you can trust Golden Valley Smiles with their care. Schedule an appointment with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry at Golden Valley Smiles includes dental services unique to each child’s needs. Routine pediatric dental care helps prevent or treat tooth decay and other dental issues before serious problems arise. 

Pediatric dentistry services available at Golden Valley Smiles include:

  • Routine cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • Dental X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Crowns
  • Oral surgery
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Orthodontics

Golden Valley Smiles providers customize each treatment to help your child maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. They see babies, children of all ages, teenagers, and young adults.

What happens during pediatric dentistry appointments?

During your child’s appointment, the Golden Valley Smiles dental team reviews their dental history and thoroughly cleans their teeth. Your provider may use dental X-rays to detect or rule out specific dental problems. 

They offer fluoride treatment and can apply sealants to your child’s teeth to protect them from decay. 

Will my child require treatment?

Your Golden Valley Smiles provider might recommend treatment if your child has a cavity, crowded or crooked teeth, or requires extraction. They might also suggest orthodontic treatment to ensure proper alignment and bite for your child.

If they play contact sports, your dentist can recommend a custom mouthguard to protect your child’s teeth and gums.

When should I schedule pediatric dentistry appointments?

As a rule, schedule a pediatric dentist appointment for your child every six months. See the Golden Valley Smiles team if your child experiences:

  • Tooth or mouth trauma
  • Chipped, cracked, or knocked out teeth
  • Tooth pain
  • Discolored teeth
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Other unusual symptoms

Schedule your baby’s first dental appointment no later than six months after their first tooth erupts.

How should my child care for their teeth at home?

To prevent dental issues from occurring, encourage your child to brush their teeth at least twice daily and floss every day. Help them brush their teeth until they are seven or eight years old.

Avoid using fluoride toothpaste for children under two years old, and use just a small amount of toothpaste, the size of a rice grain, for children under three. Encourage your child to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and limit candy and sugary drinks.

To give your child the best chance of maintaining healthy teeth, schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online today.