Adventure Dental Dentistry & Orthodontics

Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Preventative
Dentistry

Gentle & Caring Pediatric Dentists

Preventive Kids Dental Care Near You

Adventure Dental and Orthodontics specializes in pediatric dentistry, focusing on creating a welcoming environment for our young patients. Understanding that children may feel anxious about dental visits, we prioritize comfort and fun during cleanings and exams.

Our experience in treating children daily, including those with special needs, allows us to manage behavior expertly, setting us apart and ensuring that each visit is enjoyable for both child and parent.

happy children after their preventative pediatric dental visit

Comprehensive Oral Exams

Regular oral exams are crucial to a child’s health, allowing us to assess oral health and promptly address any concerns. We discuss ongoing care and preventive measures to ward off disease and decay, emphasizing the importance of early detection for simpler, effective treatments. At Adventure Dental, we’re proactive in our approach to maintaining your child’s oral health.

Importance of Professional Teeth Cleanings

Dental plaque, a bacterial film on teeth, leads to cavities and gum disease if not properly managed. Routine professional cleanings are vital, removing plaque that daily brushing might miss. Our typical exam and cleaning visit includes:

  • Teeth cleaning twice a year
  • Checking for cavities and signs of gum disease at each visit
  • Evaluating the risk of oral health problems each time we see your child
  • X-rays once a year

As your dedicated pediatric dental team in Santa Clarita and Palmdale, we are committed to providing preventive care essential for a vibrant, healthy smile. Serving the valley’s communities, we invite families from Canyon Country, Valencia, Newhall, and beyond to trust us with their children’s dental health.

Dental Sealants

Think of a tooth’s top (chewing) surface as mountains with many grooves. When your child eats, food gets caught in those grooves.  Although daily brushing is essential, applying a dental sealant will enhance the ability to keep those hard-to-reach areas clean. A dental sealant flows into the grooves, “sealing” the tooth and reducing the probability of cavities. 

Fluoride

Teeth are composed of many tiny pieces called molecules that attach to each other. These tiny pieces are constantly breaking apart throughout the day and reforming depending on our diet. Fluoride can be thought of as a “glue” for these pieces by keeping the molecules more tightly bound together and less prone to breaking apart. Topical fluoride treatment is effective in protecting children’s teeth and reducing cavities.

Radiographs (X-rays)

Radiographs  (or X-Rays) are an essential part of our diagnostic protocol.  Without them, dental conditions may go undetected. Dental X-Rays detect much more than dental cavities, and they allow the dentist to evaluate growth and development, bone health, pathology, and trauma. At Adventure Dental and Orthodontics, we use the latest dental X-ray technology with very minimal exposure.