Dr. Nikki Ancona has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a child dentist.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Nikki has averaged 70 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of California are 50 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
“I’ve had a “gummy” smile my entire life. It’s been a point of insecurity for me to the point where I’d smile with my mouth closed for pictures. I came here looking for information regarding a gingivectomy to eliminate some of the excess gum covering my teeth and I was able to get the procedure done that same afternoon. I was blown away by the results! My smile has drastically improved and I haven’t been able to resist looking at my smile every time I’m around a mirror. The staff here are professional and knowledgeable regarding cosmetic procedures like the one I had done. I highly recommend.”
Dr. Nikki Ancona, DMD, with a high-tech dental office located in Montclair, is an experienced child dentist.
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Practicing and maintaining healthy oral habits begins at a young age. Young children can benefit from visiting a trusted, family dentist to grow and learn with. Keeping your child’s teeth and gums health now can promote a healthy, functional smile for years to come.
Montclair dentist Dr. Nikki Ancona offers pediatric dentistry services for children as young as 1 years old. We offer a full range of pediatric family dentistry services in our Montclair dental office. We encourage parents to visit our full-service, comprehensive dental practice for the care they need to improve the health and function of their child’s smile. We focus on building strong patient-dentist relationships, patient education, and preventive dental care.
Cavities are one of the most common dental concerns amongst younger patients. Our Montclair Plaza dental care team works closely with your child to help them learn the proper ways to brush, floss and take care of their teeth. Creating healthy habits at a young age can encourage healthy habits as they learn and grow.
Are primary teeth important?
Your children’s baby teeth play more several roles, including enabling them to chew solid food. The primary teeth hold space for the permanent teeth and serve as a placeholder within the gums to facilitate healthy oral development. They also play a key role in your child’s speech development. Keeping the primary teeth healthy sets the stage for a growing smile that is stable, balanced and naturally functional. If your child loses or damages a primary tooth, it is important to address it as soon as possible to avoid more complex problems down the road.
Child Dentist Services:
Most dentists recommend children visit the dentist at the age of 1, or after the emergence of their first tooth. Our dental care team works with your child every step of the way. We screen for many common dental concerns, including those related to the structure and bite function. As your child grows, we will monitor oral development, and make any necessary recommendations for early orthodontic care or other services. We also offer a variety of orthodontic treatments in our office for young smiles, including invisible braces.
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What do I do if my child has a tooth ache?
If your child is experiencing a toothache, be sure to contact Montclair Plaza Dental Group in Montclair, CA. Our dental care team can work with your child to identify the cause of pain, and create a treatment plan. In the meantime, apply a cold compress against the cheek.
What do I do if a permanent tooth is knocked out?
Be sure not to irritate the area. Find the tooth and put it in a cup of milk or water. Contact Montclair Plaza Dental Group as soon as possible. In some cases, the permanent tooth can be saved if handled in a timely fashion. Our experienced team will work with you to restore your smile and find the right solution for you.
Can thumb sucking be harmful to my child’s teeth?
If a child is sucking the thumb or pacifier when the permanent teeth arrive, it may lead to biting alignment problems or crooked teeth. Children usually stop thumb sucking before preschool age. Discouraging your child from sucking their thumb early on can prevent many dental health problems.