Pediatric Dentistry at Mimi M. Cabanban Family Dentistry DDS
All About Pediatric Dentistry at Mimi M. Cabanban Family Dentistry DDS
Here at Mimi M. Cabanban Family Dentistry DDS in Lakewood, CA, we teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth and that going to the dentist can be fun. We want to provide the best pediatric experience possible. An experience that is calm and inviting. Many parents choose to have Dr. Cabanban treat their children because of her ability to deal with all types of child behavior and special needs.
Lakewood, California’s Premiere Pediatric Dentist
When you visit our office in Lakewood, CA you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. Our team is caring and friendly and we work hard to create a welcoming and compassionate atmosphere. With years of experience in pediatric dentistry and working with kids, we’ve developed a wide array of pediatric services. The pediatric services we provide are:
You may have heard some worrying things about BPA, or Bis-Phenol A, a compound in tooth-colored dental fillings, but don’t go rushing back to silver amalgam just yet. We can leave tooth-colored fillings with BPA and the dangers of mercury poisoning that come with amalgam fillings behind, because there are numerous tooth-colored materials available that are free of BPA.
As soon as teeth appear, they are vulnerable to the possibility of cavities. It’s crucial to keep baby teeth healthy so that the child can chew effectively, speak clearly, and feel comfortable, and baby teeth also hold the places for the adult teeth to grow in after them. Dental professionals like Dr. Cabanban will help you keep your baby’s teeth healthy and happy.
Certain issues with the bite, dental alignment, and facial development can start to appear long before the last few adult teeth show up. This is where interceptive orthodontics can make a big difference, by correcting these problems early on — which also makes future orthodontic treatment (or phase 2) much faster and easier, and sometimes it is no longer necessary!
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas commonly referred to as laughing gas. It consists of two nitrogen atoms and one oxygen atom bonded together. Studies indicate that it reduces a patient’s perception of pain and increases the release of dopamine. Laughing gas is one option to help anxious patients relax and feel comfortable during a dental procedure, or even during a routine pediatric dental appointment.
Typically, sealants are applied to the molars because these teeth are the ones that do the most chewing and have those deep crevices where bacteria can hide. The sealant will fill in and cover any crevices on the tooth to act as a shield from the bacteria. What makes them even better is that the sealant application process is quick and painless!
Sedation in dentistry is very safe, whether the patients are children or adults. There are several different types or levels of sedation depending on the procedure and the needs of the patient, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and intravenous sedation. Food and drink restrictions are often necessary for the hours prior to sedation for safety reasons, and loose-fitting clothing can help as well.
If a child loses a baby tooth earlier than expected or their adult tooth is late in erupting, they may benefit from space maintainers to hold the place for the incoming tooth or teeth. Space maintainers are orthodontic appliances that help ensure that adult teeth come in where they should. They can be fixed or removable and they are custom-made for each child.
Come to Your Family Dentist in Lakewood, CA
The entire team here at Mimi M. Cabanban Family Dentistry DDS is committed to providing an anxiety-free dental experience. If you live in or around Lakewood, CA, please consider us as your new pediatric dentist family. We love serving our local community and we would love to serve you. Please give us a call if you’re interested in a free dental consultation. Call us at 562-461-2991 or send us an email.