Hello Beverly Hills! Thanks for visiting the Los Angeles dental blog. Today we’re talking about eruption charts and what they are used for.
First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary teeth eruption chart will also tell you when to expect the different teeth to be lost.
Dentists in the Hollywood, Century City, and Beverly Hills area use these charts to compare the development of their patients’ teeth to the average times in the population.
Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman, an experienced Los Angeles family and cosmetic dentist. The friendly staff here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry would love to schedule an appointment with you and answer any questions you have about eruption times, children’s braces, dental sealants, and athletic mouthguards, as well as questions about teeth whitening and Hollywood dental implants.
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is a full-service dental office. Some of the services we offer are:
From the time they’re old enough to walk, children need to learn good oral hygiene. Proper brushing and flossing along with regular visits to their Century City cosmetic dentist can save them from a lot of pain later on. However, it’s not always easy to impress on teens and tweens the importance of good oral hygiene.
If you’re raising children between the ages of 10 and 19 and need extra help convincing them to take care of their smile, here are a few dental care tips from your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist.
Tweens’ Smiles Need Special Dental Care
Tweens, children between the ages of 10 and 12, face their own set of dental issues. First, they very likely are still losing their primary (or baby) teeth, in order to make way for their permanent teeth. The last baby tooth is usually lost by the age of 12. It’s around this time that the second permanent molars appear.
Because these teeth are so new, they are extremely prone to decay. Parents may want to speak with their Century City cosmetic dentist about dental sealants to protect them. Additionally, your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist may take this opportunity to discuss important dental topics that may affect tweens as well as teens.
The eating habits of tweens and teens can often be a primary factor in dental health. Too many sugars and starches from snack foods and drinks wreak havoc on a young mouth. Help youngsters make smart choices when it comes to after-school snacks and eating well-balanced meals.
There was a time when braces were the bane of many teenagers. However, experts at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggest parents take their children to an orthodontist by the age of seven. An orthodontist can “check for crowded, spaced, or crooked teeth and misaligned jaws and bite” and determine if braces are an option.
For children who are particularly active in sports, your Century City cosmetic dentist might suggest a mouth guard. Using a mouth guard during sports or athletic activities can help prevent dental damage.
Good Oral Care for Teenagers Requires Guidance
Teenagers might not realize it, but they still don’t have all their teeth. Somewhere between the ages of 16 and 20 their wisdom teeth, also known as their permanent third molars, should appear. However, they can grow in earlier, later, or not at all.
Very often, dentists will recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, usually because they are difficult to clean or are causing problems. However, talk with your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist to determine what he recommends for your teenager.
Teenagers face a lot of peer pressure. The choices they make can often affect their smile and oral health. Smoking, chewing tobacco, oral piercings, and eating disorders each bring potential health problems.
While it’s important that parents help teenagers make smart choices, your Century City cosmetic dentist can offer assistance. Teeth whitening, fluoride treatments, and a mouth guard may help once the disruptive behavior stops.
If you have questions about the dental health of your tweens and teens, be sure to speak with your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist.
Hello California! Today’s Century City Aesthetic Dentistry blog is for new Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Century City parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.
I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman. I want to remind Los Angeles parents that oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health. Teeth and gum condition can affect speech development, nutrition, and self-confidence. From birth, there are important things parents can do to promote healthy teeth – even before your son’s or daughter’s first tooth erupts.
At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we maintain a kid-friendly environment so our youngest patients look forward to dental checkups and never develop the fear of dentists that was more common in generations past. I love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life, and I can assure you that my professional and caring staff will help your child have a positive experience.
We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the visit, we can discuss pediatric dental issues such as fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, orthodontia, and dental sealants. Dental sealants are composed of a plastic material that is applied to children’s teeth. The sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures and protects the enamel against acids and plaque.
Los Angeles children’s dentists also advise California parents about pacifier use, thumb-sucking and other habits that can affect your child’s tooth development and oral health. Remember to call us immediately at (855) 507-6408 if your child (or any member of your family) experiences a tooth injury.
Hello, I’m Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry.
California parents usually know the basics on children’s oral health: limit sugar, make sure they brush and floss regularly, take them to the dentist for twice-yearly exams and cleanings, discourage between-meal snacking, see that they get enough calcium and vitamin D, etc. Many California parents also give their kids fluoride supplements if their municipal water supply has an inadequate level of fluoride.
Is there anything else a concerned California parent can do to promote children’s oral health? Yes! Have children use an oral rinse that contains fluoride.
Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but fluoride rinses help teeth that have already come in. A fluoride rinse is an added measure of protection.
I recommend California children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss. They should swish it around in their mouth for thirty seconds or so, and then spit it out. (Make sure your child doesn’t swallow it!) This should be the last substance in their mouth before they go to bed. The fluoride will remain on the teeth and help prevent new cavities from forming. It can also help stop any demineralization that has already begun by accumulating in the tiny fissures and fortifying the enamel.
At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we focus on preventative dentistry for Beverly Hills families. We believe that today’s California children can enjoy healthy teeth for life.
In addition to all general dentistry procedures, we also offer complete smile makeovers. If you are interested in transforming your entire smile with precision cosmetic dentistry, call us at 877-703-7062 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Bill Dorfman Century City Aesthetic Dentistry 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 Los Angeles California 877-703-7062 https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/
Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because it is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young California children.
Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Beverly Hills family dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.
Los Angeles parents may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many Century City area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten! It is vital that our local parents start regular dental visits early. The American Dental Association advises that a child’s initial dental exam take place soon after the first tooth erupts, but no later than the toddler’s first birthday.
Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).
Today’s Los Angeles children’s dental blog focuses on the issue of caring for baby teeth. Why would you take care of something that’s just going to fall out and be given to the tooth fairy? It’s a good question and it has an even better answer.
Hollywood, Century City, and California parents shouldn’t feel like they are wasting their time because baby teeth are more important than many people might think. Baby teeth are needed to keep the proper amount of space available for the permanent teeth that will come in later.
Baby teeth are also invaluable in the development of clear speech. This is especially important for Los Angeles parents who are dying to know what their child means when they point to something repeatedly and say ‘scklash’ or ‘grag-grag’.
Having healthy baby teeth will also help your child develop a healthy diet because difficulty chewing can lead to the rejection of many different foods.
And, finally, tooth decay and infection can be passed down from baby teeth to permanent teeth as they develop below them. That’s not what you want for the teeth that Beverly Hills kids are going to have for the rest of their lives. You may be setting them up to need cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and dental implants. Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman, an experienced, kid-friendly Los Angeles dentist. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or teeth whitening, give us a call at 877-703-7062.
At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, we promote preventative and cosmetic dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and maintain proper dental practices. If today’s Los Angeles kids can avoid tooth decay, they can save themselves more than you may realize.
1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being. Maintaining optimum oral health puts Beverly Hills children at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.
2) A beautiful, healthy smile boost confidence and self-esteem for Los Angeles children.
3) By keeping teeth and gums healthy, Los Angeles children can save thousands on restorative dental work as adults.
4) Strong teeth help kids get proper nutrition. Tooth decay makes eating difficult.
5) Proper dental hygiene beginning at birth and twice-yearly exams commencing at age 2 promote normal speech development. (The American Dental Association recommends toddler dental visits to begin at age 2.)
If you are looking for an experienced family dentist in the Beverly Hills area, we invite you to call Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles at 877-703-7062. Our professional and aware team ensures that cosmetic dental visits are pleasant and comfortable for our patients of all ages.
If you have a toddler that has not yet visited a dentist, call today to schedule an examination. Proper dental care is just as important as immunizations, nutrition, and medical care.
If you are looking for a new California family dentistry experience, Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is here for you.
I would like to invite you to bring your California family in to our office and see for yourself. You can find us at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 in Los Angeles. We serve the California community including the 90067 zip code area.