A Lifetime of Great Oral Health Begins with a Holistic Dentist
From Teeth Cleaning to Braces – Aria Dental is Your All-In-one Holistic Dental office
A friendly, knowledgeable, and gentle holistic, biological, and pediatric dentist in Orange County is your child’s best friend. While many adults don’t like visiting the dentist, children are not born with this fear. Therefore, it’s important to set a positive tone from their very first visit.
As a pediatric holistic dental practice, our philosophy is based on preventive dentistry. When disease and damaging conditions are avoided in a child, or at least at their earliest stages of development, we can keep your child’s teeth and mouth in their naturally healthy and beautiful state.
Balance & Harmony between Oral & Overall Health of Our Children
In the 21st century and dynamic dental practice, we focus on the oral-systemic connection and the importance of the mouth and the rest of the child’s overall health being in balance and harmony. we understand that any oral condition such as decay, gum issues, tooth grinding even crowding of teeth in children as they grow is in connection to what is going on in that child…physically, mentally, and emotionally. Thus, we use gentle and natural therapies to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases of oral problems.
Our wellness-integrated dental care helps your children to not only replace fear with Love & Excitement for Dentistry but also develop awareness about the importance of maintaining and sustaining good habits for their teeth and general well-being.
Prevention Is the Key
The pre-teen and teenager years are vital times for oral health. Permanent teeth are growing in, and a permanent smile is starting to take shape. Dentistry for kids and teens can fix teeth alignment issues, cavities, and other dental problems more easily now than later, and prevent them from happening.
The problematic dental habits of teenage will usually carry over into adulthood, so getting your teens off on the right foot can help ensure the health of their gums and teeth for years to come.
When Is the Right Time to Visit a Dentist?
Ideally, on their first birthday. It’s much easier to guide the development of their teeth at the earliest stage. Pediatric dentists can lay down foundations of good oral care for your little one and give you helpful tips on proper dental care and How to recognize the signs of decay such as:
Preventing Tooth Decay
Many children struggle with tooth decay, but it’s fairly easy to prevent this. As early as possible, build proper brushing and flossing habits, and take them for regular dental cleanings and check-ups every six months.
PRIMARY TEETH DEVELOPMENT CHART
|Upper Teeth||When Tooth Emerges…||When Tooth falls Out..|
|Central Incisor||8 to 12 months||6 to 7 years|
|Lateral Incisor||9 to 13 months||7 to 8 years|
|Canine (Cuspid)||16 to 22 months||10 to 12 years|
|First Molar||13 to 19 months||9 to 11 years|
|Second Molar||25 to 33 months||10 to 12 years|
|Lower Teeth||When Tooth Emerges…||When Tooth Falls Out|
|Second Molar||23 to 31 months||10 to 12 years|
|First Molar||14 to 18 months||9 to 11 years|
|Canine (Cuspid)||17 to 23 months||9 to 12 years|
|Lateral Incisor||10 to 16 months||7 to 8 years|
|Central Incisor||6 to 10 months||6 to 7 years|
Smile That Lasts a Lifetime
At Aria Dental, you find every holistic and biological treatments that your child needs to create and maintain a great smile and healthy life.
We avoid using metal in the mouth due to its galvanizing properties and possible toxicity. We also offer the option of filling materials that are made from ceramic particulate, not the plastic typically found in composite fillings that can contain BPA, Bis GMA, and BPA precursors.
All it takes is a few minutes several times a year to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and plaque build-up. Go in for quick and safe Oxygen / Ozone Therapy and leave our clinic with better oral health!
Children’s teeth have deep grooves that attract decay. Sealants offer an affordable and highly effective way to seal off these grooves from food and bacteria getting stuck; it also strengthens your child’s teeth. Sealants can last for years, and we’ll monitor them during check-ups. You have an option of choosing sealants that are made from ceramic particles which truly have no BPA precursors.
We look at the genetic predisposition of your child’s teeth to measure if your child’s genetics put them at a higher risk. We measure the PH of the saliva because cavities cannot occur in an alkaline environment. if your child’s PH is acidic, we can educate them on ways to raise their PH. We focus on the role of the microbiome to protect against “harmful bacteria” and oral disease and educate on how to nurture your microbiome.
Dr. Maryam Horiyat, Licensed from the American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAOt), can apply Ozone to infuse oxygen released from unstable ozone in your child’s teeth. This therapy is a much more “minimally invasive” treatment that can help to arrest and kills bad bacteria, neutralize the acidic environment around the tooth, and ultimately help to avoid the complications of dental cavities such as losing a natural tooth and root canal.
An excellent and safe choice for children two years old or older. Our in-house sedation services use Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas to keep younger patients calm throughout their procedure — no stress, no pain, no fuss!
Painless, gentle, and caring, every child is in good hands with some of Mission Viejo’s most respected dentists.
Does your child’s smile need correction? Our orthodontists will help you explore the right treatment for your child or teen. Getting the perfect smile has never been this fun or easy!
- To Guide the growth of your child’s jaw. straight permanent teeth in the future by creating more space for crowded teeth.
- To regulate the width of both upper and lower arches.
- To correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems.
Children’s Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Children’s Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Does your child grind his or her teeth while sleeping? It is not unusual. Experts say teeth grinding or bruxism is common, particularly in toddlers and preschoolers. Most kick the habit by age of 6 or 7 when their permanent molars erupt; other continue to grind through their teen years.
What is the cause of bruxism in children? Pediatricians and pediatric dentists do not have any cure for bruxism, but they agree that bruxism usually stems from an ear infection, teething, or improper alignment of their teeth.
Are Teeth Grinding Harmful?
Most Pediatric dentists agree that grinding is not usually a problem for toddlers because their bites are flexible and will most likely change as they grow. However, it becomes more of a problem with older children since it interferes with the normal growth and alignment of their permanent teeth. Nighttime clenching can wear down or chip teeth, make them sensitive to temperature, significantly affect your child’s healthy bite, or lead to. TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
As a preventive measure, you should consider getting a custom-made night guard from your pediatric dentist.
Sleep Symptoms for Children
Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep: long pauses in breathing, much tossing and turning in the bed, chronic mouth breathing during sleep, and night sweats?
Sleep issues are common in children & teens, but hard to detect. According to studies by the National Institutes of health, there is a direct link between healthy sleep and improved behavior, health, learning, and overall happiness. Sleep disorders in children are conditions that prevent them from getting a full night’s rest on a regular basis. There are many children who, at some time(s), experience problems sleeping. The National Institutes of Health identified more than 100 disorders of sleeping and waking. Many of these issues are normal and may not be classified as a sleep disorder but proper diagnosis is required because an undiagnosed condition of obstructive sleep apnea can not only increase in severity as the child ages, but it can also become life-threatening.
When children suffer from poor sleep, it can hamper their brain development, cause health problems, and trigger behavior issues. The professional doctors analyze your child’s sleep, detects problems, and provide recommendations to turn things around. Our mission is to help teens sleep better so they can develop properly and live better lives.
Some of the most common sleep disorders and problems are:
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