Dentist in Citrus Heights engages caregivers to promote children’s healthy habits

Citrus Heights engages caregivers to promote children’s healthy habits

Your child carries good experiences at Sacramento Natural Dentistry into adulthood. With gentle techniques such as innovative injections where young patients aren’t even aware they “got a shot,” your holistic Children’s Dentist in Citrus Heights helps ensure the lifelong oral health of your little one.

The earliest appointments

Generally, it’s recommended that your child visit the dentist before his or her first birthday or as soon as a tooth erupts. It is never too early for the experienced dental team to provide helpful and proactive information to parents. Even before baby is born, the dentist will monitor mother’s health. The American Dental Association notes increased progesterone and estrogen during pregnancy change how tissues react to plaque, increasing the risk of gum disease.

The American Academy of Periodontology cites several studies, which suggest women with gum disease are more likely to deliver babies prematurely and with low birth-weights than mothers with healthy gums. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports babies who weigh less than five and a half pounds at birth and who are born at least three weeks prematurely are at risk of long-term respiratory, feeding, and digestive problems.

One of the biggest problems Sacramento Natural Dentistry sees is “bottle caries” which refers to decay in early childhood. This decay is linked to a common habit: Parents use bottles of juice or sugary drinks to lull baby to sleep.

Caregivers can also pass cariogenic or decay-producing bacteria on to baby via sharing spoons or even moistening pacifiers. Children emulate their parents. Demonstrate proper flossing technique, and brushing of your teeth, gums, and tongue at least two minutes, twice-daily.

Choose “mouth-healthy” foods rich in calcium, protein, phosphorus, and fiber that are low in sugars, including:

  • Most cheeses
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Non-acidic fruits and veggies
  • Nuts


Call (916) 823-8585 to schedule a consultation.



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I want to give a recommendation for a natural dentist to anyone seeking a holistic leaning dentist, or any dentistry at all for that matter. I had a dental emergency due to several cavities that ended up being put on hold because of the virus shutdown. Living in Tahoe, the options of which dentists I had to choose from was short, and all of them were closed still. Over the last month I wound up with severe tooth pain from the bacteria in the cavities that very nearly became systemic. Two days ago I searched google for a natural dentist in Sacramento and the first one that was open and actually answered their phone was the good people at Sacramento Natural Dentistry. I explained to them my predicament and they got me an appointment yesterday at two o'clock. (Next day appointment after being closed for two months!) After taking x-rays and seeing the severity of the condition, I was offered a choice in treatment options. Yes you heard that right, a choice as to which procedures best fit my life situation. After a conversation about my options, some lidocaine was administered and 3 cavities were filled with precision and amazing efficiency followed by an extraction of a tooth that we determined was beyond being worth saving. The staff was helpful and kind and treated me with respect. The dentist who performed the procedure, Dr. Darryl Azouz who has twenty two years experience in dentistry, was patient and attentive, professional and very personable. I immediately noticed his authenticity and genuine care for others. Throughout the procedure we conversed and I really must say that overall it was the most pleasant time I've ever had in a dentists chair. Any of you out there who are looking for good holistic dental care at a fair price as well as a heart based approach, I can tell you that he and his team were well worth my drive from Tahoe for a visit. I am grateful to have found them and will return for future dental work without hesitation. Keep safe and many blessings.

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