Pediatric Dentistry in Madera, CA
In our community, we know family is so important. That is why we invite your children to Keledjian Dental. Are you looking for a pediatric dentist near me? Parents these days do not have time to schedule appointments all over town, so we make it easy by welcoming your entire family to our convenient local pediatric dentist office for evaluation, treatment and preventative care.
Children's Dentist in Madera, CA
Getting your little one off on the right foot is essential to lifelong oral health. By getting started at a young age, we can more easily manage and dental problems that arise and create a positive dental experience right from the start.
Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentist Visit
We recommend bringing your little one in by the age of three for their first dental appointment. Of course, if you have a child you would like us to see earlier, we are happy to!
At your child’s first visit, we will go slowly and help them get used to the sights and sounds of the dental office. We will count teeth, brush their teeth, and take a peek to make sure everything looks normal. We know your child’s attention span is limited and we will make the first visit mostly about getting them comfortable and used to the dental office.
Our hygienist provides parents with instructions on how to best take care of your child’s teeth. You will need to help with brushing and flossing until at least the age of eight. Very small children lack the dexterity necessary to brush and floss correctly.
Preventing Tooth Decay In Children with Early Pediatric Dentistry
As soon as your child cooperates, we will offer a professional dental cleaning. This ensures removal of all of the plaque and tartar caused from the food they eat. While the first defense to any problems is excellent home care, professional cleanings and children's dentistry care help to remove tartar in more difficult to reach places and provide counseling on better gum health practices.
We also take x-rays on our child patients to look for things like decay and to make sure their permanent teeth are coming in properly. If we encounter a problem, we will let you know right away.
Fillings and Sealants
One of the most common diseases in young children is tooth decay. Tooth decay (caries) occurs when bacteria feed on the particles of food left behind from eating. They create an acidic environment that eats away at tooth enamel.
When this happens, our dentist, Dr. Jason Keledjian will gently remove all traces of decay and fill your child’s tooth to protect it from bacteria. Dr. Keledjian is skilled at treating children and keeping them completely comfortable during treatment.
Kid's pediatric dentists can help prevent tooth decay by applying sealants to your child’s teeth. Sealants are a clear, plastic coating placed on the chewing surface of your child’s tooth. They protect the deep grooves where toothbrushes cannot reach. Sealants are easy to apply, cost effective, and can last for up to five years.
For a Children's Dental Appointment Call (559) 673-2257
Are you looking for a skilled, gentle, and experienced dentist where you can take your entire family? Call us to schedule an exam with Dr. Jason Keledjian. His expertise and helpful team can keep your family’s smiles healthy and beautiful.