Cosmetic Dentists & Family Dentists located in Morgan Hill, CA
Around 1 in 5 children between ages two and five have a cavity. Thankfully, complications like these are preventable with children’s dentistry. At Shorey Dentistry in Morgan Hill, California, Robert Shorey, DDS, and his team enjoy and excel in working with kids. To book an appointment for children’s dentistry, call Shorey Dentistry or schedule online today.
Children's Dentistry Q&A
What is children’s dentistry?
Children’s dentistry is a subcategory of dentistry that includes oral health care for kids ages 18 and younger. In fact, you should bring your child to the dentist for their first visit around the time that their first baby tooth emerges or by the time they turn one year old.
Dr. Shorey has a distinct talent for working with children. He builds their trust and educates them with age-appropriate information about oral health. The team provides treatments and services to improve or maintain children’s oral health before and after they lose their baby teeth.
It’s imperative to get your children involved with dentistry early because kids are prone to cavities and other oral health complications.
Often, their habits and diets at home contribute to less-than-perfect oral health. Dr. Shorey and his team can teach you techniques and tips to improve your child's oral health routine.
Which services does children’s dentistry include?
Dr. Shorey and his team provide many kid-friendly services including preventive care. At Shorey Dentistry, you can access the following dental services for your child, including:
- Dental examinations
- Professional cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Fillings for cavities
- Periodontal disease management
- Care for dental injuries and accidents
Dr. Shorey also counsels you about your child’s health and development. He can help your child reverse habits like thumb-sucking and avoid potential health complications that can result from it.
How does children’s dentistry extend to at-home care?
Taking care of your child’s teeth at home is just as important as bringing them in for preventive care and essential dental treatments.
Dr. Shorey and his team can teach you to navigate your child’s development, clean your child’s teeth effectively, and reverse harmful habits that can affect oral health.
You can maintain or improve your child’s oral health at home by:
- Ensuring your child brushes their teeth twice daily
- Purchasing a fluoride toothpaste for children age two and older
- Limiting sugar in your child’s diet
- Choosing a limited number of healthy snacks for your child each day
- Limiting how long your child drinks from a bottle
- Cleaning your child’s gums after every meal before their teeth emerge
Dr. Shorey shows you the correct method for brushing your child’s teeth, then teaches them the same method once they’re able to brush on their own. He also instructs them how to floss between their teeth.
Dr. Shorey is fantastic with children and can help your child prioritize oral health. To book a children’s dentistry examination, cleaning, or treatment for your child, call Shorey Dentistry or schedule online today.