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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Irene Zaki, DDS -  - General Dentist

Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry

Irene Zaki, DDS

General Dentist & Pediatric Dentist located in Riverside, CA

Finding the right pediatric dentist makes dental appointments enjoyable, fun, and relaxing for your child. At Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry in Riverside, California, experienced dentist Irene Zaki, DDS, and her team offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services that optimize your child’s dental health without fear or anxiety. Schedule your child’s next dental cleaning and exam at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry by phone or online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry in which your child’s dentist receives special training in children’s oral health. At Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Zaki and her team maintain their advanced credentials with continuing education to stay up to date with the latest advances in pediatric dentistry technology and techniques.

What happens during pediatric dental appointments?

When your child arrives at a dental appointment at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry, they’re greeted by warm, welcoming, friendly staff. Your child’s provider reviews their medical and dental history while they relax in a comfortable dental chair and watch a movie if they’d like. Dr. Zaki gently examines your child’s teeth and gums and offers numerous dental services.

Which pediatric dentistry services are available?

Some of the many pediatric dentistry services available for your child at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry include:

  • Routine dental cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • Sealants
  • Flouride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Tooth extractions
  • Other oral surgeries
  • Orthodontic referrals

Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry team cares for babies, children of all ages, and teenagers. They customize each treatment based on your child’s needs and offer sedation dentistry if your child feels anxious in the dental chair.

When should I schedule pediatric dental appointments?

Schedule routine pediatric dental cleanings and exams every three to six months, or more often if Dr. Zaki recommends it or your child experiences signs of a cavity. Tooth decay might present as holes or pits in the teeth, tooth discoloration, or tooth pain.

How should my child care for their teeth at home?

Encourage your child to properly care for their teeth at home by brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and limiting sweets and sugary drinks. 

Help your child brush until they turn 8 years old. Follow Dr. Zaki’s instructions about at-home oral care in babies and young children, such as using a tiny (rice grain-sized) amount of toothpaste.

Schedule routine pediatric dental cleanings and exams to protect your child’s teeth from decay. Encourage them to avoid opening packages with their teeth or chewing on hard objects, such as ice and popcorn kernels.

Schedule your child’s next pediatric dentistry appointment with Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry by phone or online today.