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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry ImageRegular care for children is extremely important for setting a great foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. At Baltazar Guzman DDS, we provide dental care for the entire family, including infants, children and adolescents. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Baltazar Guzman is experienced in providing dental care for infants and children and strives to make these special patients feel comfortable during their examinations and treatments.

First Dental Examination

Your child should have his or her first dental appointment after the first tooth appears and before his or her first birthday. While children do lose their "baby" teeth, or primary teeth, these teeth are instrumental in helping children speak and chew properly. Additionally, these primary teeth create a path for their permanent adult teeth to follow when they erupt. Dental check-ups are also important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child's oral health.

You child's first dental visit will include scaling and polishing, fluoride treatment, a soft tissue examination, brushing and flossing instructions, a developmental examination, and nutritional counseling for maintaining good oral health.

Sealants, Fluoride, and Mouth Guards

In addition to regular examinations and cleanings, Dr. Baltazar Guzman may recommend further services to protect your child's oral health. Other services provided in our Long Beach office include sealants, fluoride, and mouth guards. Preventative sealants help to protect the teeth from decay. They are made of clear plastic and are applied to pits and grooves in the teeth. Before applying sealants, the tooth is cleaned and dried. Fluoride treatments are also essential to preventing tooth decay for both children and adults and are part of a regular dental examination and cleaning.

Mouth guards, "night guards," or athletic guards, may be recommended for children that constantly grind their teeth at night, clench their jaws, or are extremely active in sports. Mouth guards can protect the teeth from excessive wear and tear and can prevent severe dental trauma for kids that are highly active or athletic.

Restorative Care

At Baltazar Guzman DDS, we provide restorative dental services for children in addition to preventative care. Children can suffer cavities, broken teeth, or malformed teeth just like adults. Our Long Beach dentist and staff are trained to provide restorative care to meet the specific needs of children while helping them to remain calm and comfortable.

Call (415) 567-4600 to schedule an appointment for your child today.

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Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

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  • "I started going when he did everything himself. His quality created more patients, so he hired hygienists, etc., but maintained excellent standards and personal care throughout his office. I know he will recommend only what I need, give me options, and listen."
    Peter L.
  • "Dr. Guzman and staff are awesome! Plus the office has beautiful views of the GG Bridge to Alcatraz. Highly recommend."
    Jim D.
  • "Dr. Guzman and staff are awesome! Plus the office has beautiful views of the GG Bridge to Alcatraz. Highly recommend."
    Jim D.