Dr. Elizabeth Kim and our team love helping children begin their journey to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We provide pediatric dentistry in Lake Forest, California, to help your child keep their mouth and smile healthy and learn the good oral habits that will help prevent dental problems from developing and keep a beautiful smile on their face. Pediatric dentistry also gives you the tools and knowledge you need to care for your child’s oral health and help them learn how to take care of their own teeth.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist for the first time by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting. These early visits help us develop a positive, trusting relationship with your child so that they can feel comfortable in the dental office. We also recommend that you bring your child to our office every six months for a routine checkup. These regular visits will include a gentle cleaning and exam to make sure that your child’s teeth are free from any problems, such as tooth decay. Our team goes above and beyond to help your child feel comfortable in our office during each visit.
We at Lake Forest Dental are also here to serve as a resource for you so that you can help your child establish good oral hygiene habits at home, including brushing and flossing daily and maintaining a balanced, healthy diet.
If you have any questions about your child’s dental health or oral development, please give us a call at 949.446.0700. We will be happy to provide you with additional information and help you make an appointment with our friendly dentist and team.