Regular care for children is extremely important for setting a great foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. At Otay Lakes Dental Group, we provide dental care for the entire family, including infants, children and adolescents. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Quan Alex Liu is experienced in providing dental care for infants and children and strives to make these special patients feel comfortable during their examinations and treatments.
Your child should have his or her first dental appointment after the first tooth appears and before his or her first birthday. While children do lose their "baby" teeth, or primary teeth, these teeth are instrumental in helping children speak and chew properly. Additionally, these primary teeth create a path for their permanent adult teeth to follow when they erupt. Dental check-ups are also important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child's oral health.
You child's first dental visit will include scaling and polishing, fluoride treatment, a soft tissue examination, brushing and flossing instructions, a developmental examination, and nutritional counseling for maintaining good oral health.
In addition to regular examinations and cleanings, Dr. Liu may recommend further services to protect your child's oral health. Other services provided in our Chula Vista office include sealants, fluoride, and mouth guards. Preventative sealants help to protect the teeth from decay. They are made of clear plastic and are applied to pits and grooves in the teeth. Before applying sealants, the tooth is cleaned and dried. Fluoride treatments are also essential to preventing tooth decay for both children and adults and are part of a regular dental examination and cleaning.
Mouth guards, "night guards," or athletic guards, may be recommended for children that constantly grind their teeth at night, clench their jaws, or are extremely active in sports. Mouth guards can protect the teeth from excessive wear and tear and can prevent severe dental trauma for kids that are highly active or athletic.
At Otay Lakes Dental Group, we provide restorative dental services for children in addition to preventative care. Children can suffer cavities, broken teeth, or malformed teeth just like adults. Our Chula Vista dentist and staff are trained to provide restorative care to meet the specific needs of children while helping them to remain calm and comfortable.
Call 619-656-1865 to schedule an appointment for your child today.
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Dr. Liu's technique is second to none, you have no pain after procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Liu.
- Russ I. / Chula Vista, CA / May 9, 2014
I love this place! Before coming here, I was terrified of dentist and would only come in when I absolutely had to. Dr. Liu is awesome and seems to really care about his patients. He's very kind and his method of giving shots is remarkable (almost painless)! He is also a great educator and makes sure his patients leave his office with the tools to care for their own teeth. Everyone else is fun and welcoming, it's never a dull appointment. The receptionists, Gus and Pablo, are hilarious and can get you to talk about anything and everything. Leticia, the dental assistant, has great chair side manner and is very sweet. I highly recommend this dentist office!
- Joanne R. / Chula Vista, CA / October 9, 2014
Great dental office will not go anywhere else, will recommend to family and friends. and neighbors and already have.
- Marie T. / Chula Vista, CA / Jan 30, 2015
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