One of our goals is to make it easy for your entire family to get high quality care in one convenient location. We can create preventive care programs for every member of your family and provide children’s dentistry in a safe, comfortable, welcoming environment. Dr. Reber and the rest of our team here love caring for children and watching them grow up with beautiful, healthy teeth and good habits.
Preventive Care for Healthy Teeth and Gums
We believe strongly in the power of preventive care and make it the backbone of all of our treatment plans. Preventing dental problems is fairly easy – a regular routine of brushing and flossing and twice yearly examinations and cleanings will prevent most problems from ever starting. Additionally, if a problem does occur, we’ll be able to catch it earlier, which allows for easier, less invasive treatments.
We also take the threat of gum disease seriously. Recent research has linked this chronic disease to other serious health conditions including heart disease, strokes, diabetes, respiratory disease, and even certain types of cancer.
Doctors and patients are coming to realize how interconnected every system in the body truly is. When one doesn’t work right, it usually means there’s a problem in other places too. The health of your mouth is often a good indicator of your entire body’s health, meaning that proper dental care is a crucial part of your family’s overall healthcare plan.
As in most areas, children have unique dental needs. Dr. Reber has been practicing dentistry for 25 years and understands how to care for children in a way that keeps them engaged in the process and eager to take an active role in their own care.
In addition to gentle examinations and kid-friendly care, we’ll take the time to introduce your children to the office, show them the instruments we use, and help them become familiar with receiving regular dental care. We find that this helps to demystify the dentist’s office and make it a “normal” place to go. This not only encourages children to become active participants in their care but prevents future dental fears and anxieties, giving kids a great start on building a lifetime of healthy habits.
We’ll sit down with you and your kids and discuss topics like good food and beverage choices for healthy development and talk about ways to reduce your sugar consumption and limit acidic beverages for stronger teeth with less risk of cavities. We’ll also discuss preventive treatment options like fluoride supplementation and dental sealants to protect and strengthen your child’s teeth. We can also address any specific concerns you may have like thumb sucking or bottle and pacifier use.
Kids can be prone to injuries, and we offer emergency dental care to our patients when you need it. If you or your child injures a tooth or experiences tooth or gum pain, call us right away so we can get you in quickly, relieve your pain, and treat the problem.
We are proud and excited to be a healthcare partner for so many families in Tustin, CA. Call today to schedule an appointment for you or your child.