Dr. Maryam Sina - Dentistry For Children's Frequently Asked Questions
We've provided answers to a number of commonly asked dental questions. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please call or email us today. We look forward to resolving all of your dental concerns.
What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?
A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
Primary, or "baby," teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.
Are thumb-sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child's teeth?
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist.
How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?
Avoid nursing children to sleep or putting anything other than water in their bed-time bottle. Also, learn the proper way to brush and floss your child's teeth. Take your child to a pediatric dentist regularly to have his/her teeth and gums checked. The first dental visit should be scheduled by your child's first birthday.
How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
How do I make my child's diet safe for his teeth?
Make sure your child has a balanced diet, including one serving each of: fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products, and meat fish and eggs. Limiting the servings of sugars and starches will also aid in protecting your child's teeth from decay. You can also ask your pediatric dentist to help you select foods that protect your children's teeth.
How do dental sealants work?
Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This shuts out food particles that could get caught in the teeth, causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable and can effectively protect teeth for many years.
How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?
Have your pediatric dentist evaluate the fluoride level of your child's primary source of drinking water. If your child is not getting enough fluoride internally through water (especially if the fluoride level is deficient or if your child drinks bottled water without fluoride), then your pediatric dentist may prescribe fluoride supplements.
What can I do to protect my child's teeth during sporting events?
Soft plastic mouthguards can be used to protect a child's teeth, lips, cheeks and gums from sport related injuries. A custom-fitted mouthguard developed by a pediatric dentist will protect your child from injuries to the teeth, face and even provide protection from severe injuries to the head.
How safe are dental X-rays?
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Pediatric dentists are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
They are amazing with kids. My 4 year old son asked me if we could go back to the dentist the very next day! If my son want a to return to the dentis every day They are doing something right!
We started taking my daughter to Dr Sina couple of years ago. My daughter always had problem going to doctors, but Dr Sina's great attitude made her first dental experience a great one. I like the fact that she emphasize on preventive care and spend good quality time with each patient.
I love this office and have been taking my kids there for over 6 years, always friendly and Dr Sina is the best and great with the kids ..
Dr. Sina is very caring dentist. She's very knowledgeable and once problem is diagnosed, she gives you several options, if there is more than one, and you decide how you want problem handled. Staff are very friendly and do their best to get you into her schedule when problems arise. My kids just love her and have no problems from them when I tell them they have appointments with the dentist. She has been their dentist since they were old enough to go to the dentist. We are going to miss her as we are moving to Utah.
But it's definitely a great place for people of child age to go. Everyone is very friendly, kind, and concerned for all patients. Not a single rough person, everyone has gentle demeanors. I;m 19 and definitely feel old in this colorful environment but I go with my little brother and sister. I feel off my bike in January and chipped most of my front tooth off. Fell at around noon, had an appointment by 2 to get my mouth normal looking again. Dr.Sina even harassed my friend who took me to take me to the ER immediately afterward and they followed up by calling me to make sure I went later that day. Didn't have time to schedule a permanent fix immediately but they called to remind me all the same. :)
Friendly and helpful
Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. The office is organized and the lobby is kid friendly and inviting. The techs are very knowledgeable and Dr. Sina was patient. She took the time to answer any questions and gave us undevided attention.
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- Assurant Health
- Delta Dental
- Humana Health Insurance
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Concordia
- B.A. Psychobiology - UCLA
- D.D.S. - USC, 1991
- Pediatric Dentistry - USC, 1993
- Standard Proficiency Laser Certification - The Academy Of Laser Dentistry
- The American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry