All About Toddler Dentistry in Torrance, CA

Good dental health begins with early care. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents schedule their child’s first dentist visit when their first tooth comes in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 months.

Magicland Dental has your child’s toddler dentistry needs covered. In Torrance, CA, we serve families that want to be proactive about their infants’ teeth. Because we believe that early dental care is essential, we offer complimentary dental exams for children under two. During this checkup, we’ll assess your little one’s teeth, gums and jaw to ensure proper development, as well as spot early signs of problems.

Baby teeth are very important. They help your child eat nutritious foods and learn to speak clearly. Not only that, they provide the space that permanent teeth need to come in properly. Unfortunately, they’re also vulnerable to decay right away. That’s why visiting our office soon after you see your child’s first tooth is essential. Check our FAQ page for more information, or reach out to one of our toddler dentists for details.

Common Toddler Dental Topics

Teething: All babies undergo a teething phase. Some experience very little discomfort, but others struggle with the irritation. If your baby is fussy during teething, you can soothe the gums by rubbing them with a clean finger or a cool, smooth spoon. Once the tooth arrives, clean it with a soft moistened washcloth. As more teeth come in, you can clean them with a very soft baby’s toothbrush and a small smear of toothpaste. Later, when your child has teeth side by side, gently floss between them once a day.

Baby Bottle Syndrome: Did you know that putting your baby to bed with a bottle could encourage tooth decay? Milk and sweet liquids, like juice, pool around the baby’s mouth while sleeping and can cause decay. This is sometimes called baby bottle syndrome. For best results, have your child finish their bottle before you put them down, or fill the bottle only with water.

Thumb or Finger Sucking: Most children will stop sucking their thumbs by themselves when given enough time, but problems can arise. If you feel that your child’s habit is becoming a problem, don’t hesitate to bring up your concerns with one of our toddler dentists. We’re happy to offer suggestions.

Fluoride: One simple way to protect your child’s teeth is with fluoride applications. If you’re interested in adding an additional line of defense to your little one’s oral care routine, feel free to reach out. It’s important to make sure your baby receives the right amount of fluoride and our infant dentists can provide more information.

Contact us with any questions you have about our approach to toddler dentistry. We serve families in and around Torrance, California.

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“I came here twice I needed a lot of work done this place is amazing and the doctor I can't remember his name was easily the coolest / funniest person that I have ever had as a dentist. Would recommend this place to everyone it’s great.” - Demetrius  Harris

“This office is wonderful! Staff is professional, polite and attentive. The facility is clean, they have many things to entertain kids while waiting for their appointments and they are always able to squeeze you in, if your child needs assistance ASAP! Not to mention as a single mother working full time with little to no time on my hands, their Saturday appointments are a God send! I love this office my and my kids love it too!” –Laura Arke

“Bravo! They deserve a medal for the work they carry out. They demonstrate such patience and empathy for children. They stay on track with their schedule but they never make you or your kids feel rushed or unimportant. They provide the attention each of your kids deserves and the attention you come to them to give them (the kids).” –Keith Warfield

“This place is fantabulous! I walked in and was like wow! It was super kid friendly with its mini movie theater, video game room and small play area and I think I walked by a little area for teenagers. I was totally impressed! And the icing on the cake was just how nice the front desk staff was awesome), the doctors and dental assistants were. My daughter was there for a consult and I felt completely at ease because she was at ease. Environment is everything and the positive vibes from Magicland were ever present. I wish they had an adult dental office like this, lol!” –Taunya T.

“I brought my son and my daughter in this Dental clinic... for Dental check up .... this place os amazing and kids friendly, nice amenities that keep for kids busy while waiting. Dr. Shah explain everything  and she is very friendly. Jesus, Alex and Mary anne  give a grateful assistance for my kids and make them comfortable..its a nice place to bring the kids for Dental check specially for the firts timer like my son...” –Amy T.

“I've been taking my daughter here for 7 years and my daughter and I love it! Andrea is very nice she always greet us as soon as we come in and so does the rest of the staff. The doctors and staff are very nice and welcoming. And they also do a great job since day 1 I recommend this place to family's check them out you.” –Tee B.

“This placed never failed us. Every time we come we always greeted with the wonderful staff. It gets crowded though. But hey... I don't mind the wait. I trust this to place so much and I couldn't think of any place that can give excellent dental treatment, knowledgeable doctors, amazing staff that makes you feel comfortable whenever you have questions they find ways to explain to you thoroughly what needs to be done and has good customer service. Thank you Magicland dental!” –Mary G.

‘Everytime i bring my daughter here the staff is always amazing ,the doctors are always very patient and kind i highly recommend this place” –Elizabeth C.

"Friendly staff. Doctor was smiling and got to know my child that way they lose fear. Explained in detail." – Mia Davila

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