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Welcome to Elevate Kids Dental

We inspire others one smile at a time!

The number one most prevalent disease among children is dental cavities, and guess what!? It is 100% preventable! Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could prevent those little sugar bugs in the first place? Wouldn’t it be great if we could find the beginning stages of a cavity and reverse it so it disappears and never needs a filling? It's common to talk about cavities and fillings, but at Elevate Kids Dental, we focus on preventing them. 

In addition to providing the comprehensive preventive dental services your child needs to have a healthy mouth, we also offer solutions to teeth grinding, tongue and lip ties, sleep disordered breathing, and pre-orthodontic treatments! Wouldn't it be a relief if we could discover the need for braces early enough so that we could intervene and eliminate and correct early basic functional techniques and processes that would eliminate or minimize the need for braces and a lifetime of retainers? We take special consideration of the early growth and development of your child's face and jaw and support early interventions that lay the foundation for a lifetime of health.

Dr. Harbir Bhullar ("Dr. B") and our team want to help your children develop good dental health habits early on! Our goal is to create a fun, educational, comforting environment that positively affects your child's dental experience. Schedule an appointment at our Fullerton pediatric dental office, and give your child the head start they deserve - the gift of a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles!

Ages 0-3:

  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist by age 1, or within 6 months of the appearance of the first baby tooth.
  • Typically, teething starts around 6 months and continues until 2-3 years of age. Front teeth first, back molars next and the gaps between front and back will fill in with canines by 18 months. If delayed, do not worry unduly; wait and rest assured that missing baby teeth is rare.
  • Before teeth erupt, clean your baby’s mouth and gums with a soft cloth or infant toothbrush. Lying baby back is the best position to be effective. Continue this practice as teeth erupt.
  • Once the first tooth arrives, clean your baby's teeth with a toothbrush or a clean wipe, such as "Spiffy" wipes before baby falls asleep.
  • Once the baby starts solid food, nursing can cause cavities. Try to wean baby off of nursing in the middle of the night once solid foods have been started, or try to give your baby a sippy cup of water to clean their teeth after each nursing.
  • Avoid the early transmission of cavity-causing bacteria and viruses by limiting the sharing of utensils or cups with your baby.
  • Eliminate your baby's "paci" and thumb and finger sucking habits before the age of 2 if possible. Those habits are difficult to forget!

Ages 4-7:

  • Brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day: once in the morning and once at night using a "pea sized" amount of fluoridated toothpaste. The most important time to brush teeth is right before bedtime.
  • Schedule your child’s dental visits every 6 months. Routine teeth cleaning and regular check-ups help keep your child's mouth healthy.
  • Keep an eye on snacking; ideally children should have no more than 3 snacks a day.
  • Begin flossing for your children when any two teeth are touching.
  • Avoid juices; limit the amount of juice to less than 6 oz per day
  • Permanent teeth emerge around age 6. Ask Dr. Bhullar about sealants.

Ages 8-12:

  • Parents should supervise the brushing of teeth for children until they are at least 7-8 years old.
  • Parents should help floss their child’s teeth regularly once a day.
  • Some children might need interceptive orthodontics in this age group. Ask Dr. Bhullar for a referral to an orthodontist.
  • Wear a mouthguard when activities involves a risk of falls, collisions, or contact. Pre-formed mouthguards can be purchased in sporting goods stores or online, customized mouthguards can be made by your pediatric dentist. Please call us for advice.
  • Ask your Dr. Bhullar about sealants for the 12-year permanent molars.

Ages 13+:

  • Encourage your teenager to brush twice a day and floss regularly; encouragement in proper brushing is needed in this age group.
  • Sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and junk food are consumed by many teens; healthier options should be encouraged.
  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment occurs during this age group; discuss with Dr. Bhullar the potential need for a referral.
  • Evaluation for possible wisdom teeth extraction occurs in later teen years.

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