Doctor Robert recommends:
Before your children is good at rinsing and spitting out the toothpaste, parents should use just a thin smear
amount of toothpaste when brushing their children. Even if you are only using a fluoride-free toothpaste
for your infant, you should still only use a smear amount. This is to prevent the infant getting accustomed to much sods and flavor, preparing for an easier transition to a fluoridated toothpaste
Once you child can reliably rinse and spit out completely, a pea-size
amount of toothpaste should be used.
In this picture, “Regular” is too much even for an adult.
At Corona Kids Dental, we are always finding ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We are a fully digital office. If we need to use copy, we only use 100% recycled paper.
Every year, the City of Corona’s Department of Water and Power publishes a Consumer Confidence Report detailing the quality of our drinking water.
The purpose of this blog is to highlight information published in this report regarding the fluoride level in Corona’s water.
Corona’s drinking water came from many sources. In the year 2009, 56% of our drinking water came from groundwater wells, 34% came from Colorado River by way of Lake Mathews, and 10% came from State Project by way of California Aqueduct. The water these sources is treated and blended before it is delivered to our tap.
Unfortunately, our Corona’s Water is not optimally fluoridated to prevent dental caries. No additional fluoride is added to our water source to achieve the recommended fluoride level of 0.7-1.2 parts per million (ppm).
The average fluoride level in Corona’s Water is as follows: 0.4 ppm in groundwater, 0.3 ppm in Colorado River water, and 0.7 ppm in State Project water. Calculated with the percentage information above, the average fluoride level in our water is approximately 0.4 ppm.
Additional information about facts of and fiction of water fluoridation can be found online at:
California Department of Public Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Nitrous Oxide - commonly known as "laughing gas"
Many children are calm, comfortable, and confident at Corona Kids Dental. Because our pediatric dentist specialize in treating children, we make children feel special. Our office is especially designed for children. Staff members choose to work in a pediatric dental office because they like kids.
Sometimes, however, a child feels anxious during treatment. Your child may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe, effective technique to calm a child's fear of the dental visit.
Q: What is nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A: Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body and has a calming effect. Normal breathing eliminates nitrous oxide/oxygen from the body.
Q: How will my child feel when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A: Your child will smell a sweet, pleasant aroma and experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. If your child is worried by the sights, sounds, or sensations of dental treatment, he or she may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen.
Q: How safe is nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A: Very safe. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It is nonaddictive. It is mild, easily taken, then quickly eliminated by the body. Your child remains fully conscious, keeps all natural reflexes, when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen.
Q: Are there any special instructions for nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A: (1) Give your child little or no food before the dental visit. (Occasionally, nausea or vomiting occurs when a child has a full stomach.)
(2) Tell us, your pediatric dentist, about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child. It may limit the effectiveness of nitrous oxide/oxygen.
(3) Tell us, your pediatric dentist, if your child is taking any medication on the day of the appointment.
Q: Will nitrous oxide/oxygen work for all children?
A: Pediatric dentists know that all children are not alike! Every service is tailored to your child as an individual. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is not effective for some children, especially those who have severe anxiety, nasal congestion, extensive treatment needs, or discomfort wearing a nasal mask. Pediatric dentists have comprehensive specialty training and can offer other sedation methods that are right for your child.
Above information adopted from American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
I am happy to announce that we at Corona Kids Dental is starting a blog of our own on our website. Through this blog, I wish to share knowledge in pediatric dentistry with the parents, update office events, share unique stories, etc. I hope this will become a successful venture for everyone to enjoy!