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13790 Bear Valley Rd E-5

Victorville, CA 92392

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Mon - Thur 9am - 6pm    Sat - Appt. only

Fri 8am - 5pm                Sunday - CLOSED

Patient Enquiry

(760) 955-2273

13790 Bear Valley Rd E-5

Victorville, CA 92392

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Mon - Thur 9am - 6pm

Fri 8am - 5pm

Sat - app. only

Sunday - CLOSED

Patient Enquiry

(760) 955-2273

KID FRIENDLY DENTIST

As a kid friendly dentist in Victorville we treat young children and are the best place to bring your preschooler and elementary age child for their first checkup. We realize that a lot of parents don’t bring their child to the dentist until they are much older. This, however, is a mistake. Your child can develop cavities as young as their toddler years and visiting our kid friendly dentist office, is one way to prevent them.

DENTAL TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN

As a parent, you naturally want what is best for your child. Many parents are unaware of how oral health and dental care plays into that. According to the Center for Disease Control, tooth decay (cavities) is the number one most commonly occurring infectious disease among children. This leads to children experiencing toothaches in high numbers, missing days from school, and experiencing overall discomfort. Tooth decay is not a trivial thing, but a condition that can create significant discomfort for your child and even make it difficult for them to eat, speak clearly, and engage in normal daily activities. If you live in the 92392 area and think that this won’t happen to your child, statistically, it most likely will. Brushing and flossing at home will help, but it isn’t enough. You need to bring your child to our kid friendly dentist office twice a year so that we can examine and clean their teeth in order to remove the plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities in the first place. Check out what others are saying about our kid dentistry services on Yelp: Kid Dental Victorville.
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KID FRIENDLY DENTIST: RESOURCES YOU CAN USE AT HOME

 

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In addition to visiting our kid friendly dentist office, it is important that you practice good oral hygiene at home and teach your child to do the same. In our dental office, we work with a lot of children under age eight and understand how challenging it can be to get them excited about brushing teeth. Kids are busy and asking them to stop riding bikes, building Legos, or playing dress up to brush their teeth can lead to conflict fairly quickly. We get it, at Liberty Village Dental Care, we are experts in working with young children and are under no illusion that they are fascinated by oral health. Our job, however, is to change their opinion of dental care and show them that it can be fun and interesting. This way they will want to brush and floss their teeth, even without being told. With that in mind, we have a few resources that we have found to be helpful and suggest that you try them at home.
If you live in or around Victorville, CA we invite you to schedule an appointment with our dental office so that we can examine your child’s teeth and teach them how to brush properly. Even if your child is already brushing, there is a good chance that they are doing it wrong and missing a lot of the plaque that has built up on their teeth. A simple video tutorial is a resource you can use at home. You can find one on the American Dental Association’s website or even on YouTube. Playing a video that shows your child how to brush is a good reminder for them and, since they are used to receiving information this way, they are likely to receive and digest it better than if you reminded them.
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Once your child is brushing correctly, it is time to turn your attention to how long they are brushing for. At Liberty Village Dental Care we encourage all of our patients to brush for two minutes, twice a day, regardless of how old they are. This, however, can be difficult for young children that find it hard to focus on a task or to stay still. As a kid friendly dentist, we want them to brush their teeth but staying still isn’t a requirement. Try making it fun to brush teeth by playing their favorite song for two minutes and letting them dance and brush. You can also play a two-minute video clip or cartoon for them while brushing. The American Dental Association has an entire section of their website devoted to these short videos and watching them will get your child used to brushing for the full two minutes. We have worked with families throughout the 92392 area and have found that using media works far better than standing there with a stopwatch. The goal is to create positive associations between dental care and having fun so that your child will continue to brush their teeth as they grow.

KID FRIENDLY DENTIST: TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

PREVENTION

While getting your teeth cleaned and examined, we will also discuss ways that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At Liberty Village Dental Care, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You should also floss daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard to reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.

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REGULAR FLUORIDE TREATMENT

Another tool for prevention is our regular fluoride treatments. We recommend that all children have this throughout their teenage years. If you aren’t on public water, this is particularly important for preventing cavities. Statistically, if your child has a fluoride treatment in our dental office, their risk for getting cavities decreases by thirty percent. This is significant when you are considering the overall health and wellbeing of your child. With that in mind, we use whatever tools are at our disposal to ensure that your child is as healthy and as comfortable as possible both now and as they age. If you live in the Victorville area, we invite you to schedule a dental exam by calling (760) 955-2273.
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Oral Surgery

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We can provide you with the surgical procedure you need to maintain or restore your oral health.

Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover

Regardless of how your teeth look today, we can improve your smile using a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. We will typically use a crown to restore a tooth that has been severely damaged.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T WAIT FOR DENTAL CARE

While we understand that many people wait to seek dental care due to anxiety, time, or finances, we do not recommend it. Instead, we suggest that you schedule a dental exam now, even if you aren’t experiencing any discomfort. Doing so will allow us to remove any plaque or bacteria that has built up on your teeth, ensure that you don’t have any cavities that are forming and prevent you from experiencing gum disease. Our goal is to treat you before you have any health issues, and a dental check-up is designed to allow us to do so. If you live in the 92392 area, it doesn’t matter why you haven’t been to the dentist in a while. We welcome you to come back in so that we can protect and improve your oral health.

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3790 Bear Valley Rd E-5, Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 955-2273
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