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Gentle root canals for kids in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Root Canals for Kids in Rancho Cucamonga area

You’ve likely heard of root canals for adults and may have even had one yourself. But did you know that sometimes root canals can be necessary for kids? Even though baby teeth eventually fall out, they serve several important roles in your child’s mouth—one of which is to preserve enough space for their adult teeth to come in for a straight and beautiful smile. Sometimes, root canals are necessary to keep a baby tooth in place, to restore one of your child’s permanent teeth back to health. At Sweet Tooth Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, we provide … Continue reading

Dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA explains dental sedation for kids

Dental Sedation for Kids Rancho in Cucamonga area

At Sweet Tooth Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, our dental team strives to make your child’s dental visits fun, comfortable, and enjoyable! Sometimes, children may be a bit fearful or anxious about their dental visit, particularly if they will be receiving restorative care such as fillings. That’s why we offer dental sedation for kids who receive their dental care at our practice. Benefits of dental sedation for kids First and foremost, dental sedation can help keep your child comfortable and relaxed during their treatment. Your child’s experience with going to the dentist early on in life forms … Continue reading

Orthodontic treatment for a straight smile and healthy bite in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Orthodontic Treatment in Rancho in Cucamonga Area

A smile says a lot about a person, and few things can promote a greater sense of self-confidence in your appearance than a beautiful, straight smile. Properly aligned teeth have oral health benefits beyond just your appearance, too! That’s why at Sweet Tooth Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, we offer orthodontic treatment options for not only children, but also adults. Patients love our friendly, comfortable environment and our personalized approach to care, and we make having healthy smiles fun for the whole family! Orthodontic treatment for all ages At Sweet Tooth Children’s Dentistry, we provide orthodontic solutions for all … Continue reading

All About Flossing

Smiling boy

Let’s keep it short and sweet, one of the most frequently asked questions Dr. Brown receives by patients and parents has to do with flossing, so we are here to give you all the answers. Q: Why it’s so important to floss? A: According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is essential when cleaning your teeth and gums Floss can remove plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease from the areas where a toothbrush can’t reach. When you don’t floss, you’re at risk for dental issues such as Gingivitis, and cavities between your teeth both can cause … Continue reading

First Dental Visit

Girl in a dental office

Your child’s first dental visit is to help your child get used to being at the dentist and to help them feel comfortable. The first visit is usually 30-45 minutes. This time allows Dr Brown and her staff to get to know your child and any concerns or habits that they might have. Dr Brown will examine their teeth, jaw and gums for normal growth and development. We will also review and demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. If needed, a gentle cleaning can be done to remove plaque, tater and stains. We then follow up with fluoride to help protect … Continue reading

Teeth Healthy Snack Options

Fruits and vegetables

Life is busy, and sometimes families need to snack while away from home. But, you don’t have to sacrifice your oral health just because you’re snacking on the go. Here’s our favorite handy snacks for those eating away from home. Nuts Nuts are another handy snack that promote a healthy mouth. Nuts are rich in protein, which helps to build stronger teeth. Chewing nuts promotes saliva production that naturally protects and cleans your teeth by clearing the mouth of debris and acid buildup that can lead to cavities. Nuts are a great healthy alternative to potato chips, or other salty … Continue reading

Orthodontics: What you and your child should know!

Children Orthodontics

1. Is Ortho always necessary? Although, many believe the reasoning behind considering orthodontic treatment is solely based on physical appearance, it has much more to do with self-esteem, overall health and comfort. The way you feel about how you look also plays a major role in your quality of life. Over time, it may become a larger issue than it once was in your childhood and can cause you to feel the need to hide your smile and cover your mouth while talking or laughing. As patients see their appearance changing, they typically show a progression in confidence even before treatment … Continue reading

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)? Is it right for your child?

Baby teeth

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)?: Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA approved, noninvasive, antibiotic liquid applied to arrest lesions and caries, prevent tooth decay and bacteria from spreading to other teeth and to painlessly treat areas where extensive dental treatment might be necessary in the future. It is an excellent alternative to a routine fillings and general anesthesia. Who is Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) ideal for? SDF is ideal for patients who are too young to receive dental treatment under general anesthesia, uncooperative in the dental chair, special needs patients, and/or patients who have small/few caries lesions and is … Continue reading

More Chocolate, No Cavities!

No Cavities!

A comprehensive, completely practical book on how to care for your child’s teeth from in the womb to age 18. Written by a biochemist/pediatric dentist/father of three who shows the science of why focusing on snack foods is the most important thing to do, and is actually less work instead of more. Learn how to spend the least amount of energy possible, and get the best results, and none of your friends will think you are crazy! Dr. Lucas is a six time winner of “Best Kids Dentist” Golden Teddy Award in Seattle ParentMap Magazine and helped thousands of families stay … Continue reading

Why it’s Important to Take Care of Baby Teeth

Baby teeth

You’ll experience many “firsts” with your baby. One of them will be a first tooth, which will arrive sometime between 6 months and 1 year. By the time your child turns 3, they’ll have a full set of 20 baby teeth. You may think these teeth are not important because they’re just going to fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth — and a gift from the tooth fairy — but these teeth play a vital role in your child’s development. Here are five reasons why caring for your child’s baby teeth is as important as caring for their … Continue reading


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