Dr. Valentine Ensures Beverly Hills Children Enjoy Optimal Oral Health
Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as two years old. However, if you notice that your child has a problem with his or her teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment here in Beverly Hills right away with Dr. Valentine. You may also want to bring your child to your dental checkup when he or she is about two so that your child can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly atmosphere in our Beverly Hills, CA dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. Your child's independent checkup at age two will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection. Dr. Valentine will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and any other areas of concern.
Oral Hygiene Care for All Ages
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss with your help at first, then on his or her own. Dr. Valentine may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that can save your little one from cavities.
Oral Health to Last a Lifetime
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. We will help you make the best choices for your child's unique and precious personality.