Pediatric Dentistry in Citrus Heights, CA.
The team at Sacramento Natural Dentistry believes that early dental care is essential to the promotion of lifelong oral health. Additionally, we know that early dental care can make or break a positive attitude toward dentistry. We love seeing children aged two and older. Our friendly team is also happy to provide information to parents of younger toddlers and infants whose teeth are developing.
A Note about Bottles
One of the major problems we see in pediatric dentistry is a condition known as bottle caries, which stems from using a bottle as a way to pacify a baby into sleep. Because of this common habit, we have seen an epidemic amongst bottle-nursed infants.
Bottle caries is not often noticed until a few years of age, though the damage begins much earlier. It is common for a toddler to require extensive repair due to this dental problem. We strive to help patients enjoy oral health from the earliest possible age. Parents who consult with our team are encouraged to give only water in bedtime bottles, or to find another way to lull baby to sleep.