Pediatric Dentistry

Cottage Dental and Kid's Corner Dental

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fullerton, CA

More than 45% of children have at least one dental cavity by age 19, including 21% of kids ages 2-5. The skilled team in Fullerton, California, welcome toddlers, children, and teens for biannual exams, dental services, and orthodontics. To make Kid's Corner Dental and Cottage Dental part of your child’s oral health care, phone the friendly staff or book your dentist appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

When should I bring my child to a dentist?

It’s recommended that your child visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears, or by the age of 1. Your dentist can show you how to take care of your baby’s gums and new teeth by wiping them gently with a damp washcloth after feedings. 

Both children and adults need to visit the dentist at least twice a year for examinations, digital X-rays (once a year), and professional teeth cleaning.

You should also bring your child to the dentist if they have a dental emergency like a broken or knocked-out tooth, if they’re suffering from a toothache, or if they have a cavity. 

What if my child is afraid of the dentist? 

The providers at Cottage Dental are trained in helping kids feel comfortable and safe from the moment they walk into the waiting room until their examination or procedure is finished.

Cottage Dental also offers pain- and anesthesia-free laser dentistry to make treating and filling cavities quick and comfortable. 

If your child has dental anxiety, the practice also offers nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) to make their experience more relaxing. 

What services do dentists offer?

In addition to biannual exams, Cottage Dental offers a full range of preventive, functional, and cosmetic dental services to children of all ages. Your child can receive:

  • Anti-cavity fluoride treatments
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Dental sealants to protect teeth
  • Orthodontics to straighten teeth
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Cavity treatment
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns and other tooth repairs
  • Emergency dentistry

If your child plays sports, Cottage Dental can create a custom-molded mouth guard to keep their teeth safe. If your child grinds their teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a customized night guard.

To introduce your child or teen to the Cottage Dental and Kid's Corner Dental family, call the friendly office staff today or use the online contact form.