At The Loft Dental Studio, our team is enthusiastic about providing nothing short of the best dental care for you and your entire family. We have been specially trained to treat patients of all ages. Why not save yourself the time and energy from running between dentists’ offices and have your whole family treated in one friendly and easy to get to practice in Costa Mesa, CA? The Loft Dental Studio is not just a dental practice that has been taking care of patients from Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and surrounding areas for years; it is a family. Each of our patients is thought of as an extension of our family and treated with compassion and genuine care.
We like to work together with parents, children, and even grandparents to set great examples for each other and encourage healthy smiles. It’s never too early to start setting the groundwork for good oral hygiene habits!
Regular dental examinations at least twice a year are recommended by the American Dental Association for children and adults of all ages. During your examination, the dentist will check each tooth and the surrounding tissues, including your gums, tongue, and cheeks. By doing this, the dentist will inspect every tooth for cavities, assess plaque levels to determine if gum disease is present, and look for any damages, like a broken tooth. We also will provide oral cancer examinations and examine your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. This will allow us to create a personalized treatment plan just for you.
To ensure that your teeth and supporting structures are healthy, our staff may take a complete set of oral X-ray images during your initial visit. This allows us to diagnose cavities, identify any pre-existing bone loss, and check for any abnormal lesions. Radiographs are not mandatory but are highly recommended once a year and before certain dental procedures.
Our plan of action will be thoroughly explained to you so a clear understanding is reached before any dental work is started. It is important to us that our patients know what the finish line looks like and what we can do to get there.
Professional cleanings are encouraged to prevent or slow the process of gingivitis (gum disease), dental decay, and periodontitis (bone loss).
While dental decay and periodontitis are the top causes of tooth loss, it is important to remember that proper oral hygiene must be kept up at home on a daily basis. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding certain foods and drinks that may be harmful to your teeth. During your visit, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your personal oral hygiene and how to best care for your teeth.
Children develop proper chewing, eating, speaking, and oral hygiene habits with their baby teeth - which are also called primary teeth. Strong primary teeth allow for the jaw bones and muscles to develop healthily and help permanent teeth grow comfortably into place. If a child loses a primary tooth too soon, their permanent teeth may grow crooked and lead to expensive oral treatments later in life. Decaying baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, and infections, which can spread to permanent teeth. Your child’s general health may also be affected if diseased baby teeth aren’t treated promptly. Remember, some primary molars don’t emerge until the age of 14, so these baby teeth need to last for years!
The oral hygiene habits and routines your child starts today may last an entire lifetime. It is never too soon to start teaching kids the importance of taking care of their teeth and oral health. Proper care not only keeps kids healthier, but it can also prevent costly and potentially uncomfortable treatments later in life.
Early childhood and tooth decay no longer have to go hand in hand. At The Loft Dental Studio, we focus on all aspects of preventive oral care. We use the latest in sealant technology to shield your child's teeth. Sealants are bonded to the chewing surfaces of back teeth to prevent them from developing plaque buildup, which can lead to tooth decay. This is just one of the many ways The Loft Dental Studio can help set the foundation for your child’s good oral health for life.
Many parents ask us this question. We suggest that you prepare your child like you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store.
A visit to our office in Costa Mesa will not be the frightening experience you may remember or have heard of from other parents. We have specially designed our space to be a fun and welcoming place for children. Your child’s reaction to their first visit to the dentist may surprise you.
With our office being easy to get to from anywhere in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and surrounding areas, you don’t have to take your kids very far to get great dental care.