Pediatric Dentistry

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Protect your child’s teeth by starting dental checkups early. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby’s first tooth appears, but no later than the child’s first birthday.

With years of hands-on experience dealing with thousands of children Scotts Valley Dental Wellness work very hard to make your child’s treatment physically comfortable and enjoyable. During all visits, we believe in giving your child lots of praise.

The typical first dental appointment for your child could include one or more of the following:

  • A gentle but thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, bite, gums, and oral tissues to monitor growth and development and observe any problem areas.
  • If needed, a gentle cleaning, which includes polishing teeth and removing any plaque, tartar buildup, and stains.
  • X-rays
  • A demonstration of proper dental hygiene.
  • Assessment of the need for fluoride.
  • In case of further treatment, we create a proper treatment plan that is easy for your child to handle and make their teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy for life!

Healthy Start

Please indicate the degree at which your child exhibits the following symptoms based on the degree of severity given below.

Snoring of any kind?

Snores only infrequently (1night a week)

Snores fairly often (2-4 nights a week)

Snores habitually (5-7 nights a week)

Has labored, difficult, loud breathing at night

Has interrupted snoring where breathing stops for 4 or more seconds

Has stoppage of breathing more than 2 times in an hour

Mouth breathes during the day

Mouth breathes while sleeping

Frequent headaches in the morning

Allergic Symptoms

Excessive sweating while asleep

Talks or walks in sleep

Poor Ability in School

Poor Ability in School

Falls asleep watching TV or at school

Wakes at night

Attention Deficit

Restless Sleep

Grinds teeth

Grinds teeth

Frequent Throat and other infections

Feels sleepy and/or irritable during the day

Has a difficult time listening and often interrupts

Fidgets with hands or does not sit quietly

Nervous Muscular tics

Restless (wiggles) legs

Ever wets the bed

Exhibits bluish color at night or during the day or under the eyes

Nightmares and/or night terrors

Exhibits any of the following

Speech Problems

Nasal Breathing Difficult

Resist Routines and Directions

9 + 1 =

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