Rocklin Kids Dentist

About Pediatric Dentistry

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Our experienced Rocklin pediatric dental team is carefully trained in working with all ages of children, teaching them about the development of good dental habits that they will carry with them into their adult years. While initiating a trusting relationship between our pediatric dentist and your little ones, we can aim our efforts at preventing decay, advising patients on how to make teeth stronger, and emphasizing the importance of developing ways to prevent cavities in the future. 


Why Have a Pediatric Dentist Visit With Us?

With extensive knowledge of dentistry problems specific to young children and adolescents, our Make a Smile pediatric staff is more than fit to care for the dental needs of your children. Our dental specialists are aware that they must treat children a little differently than adults, which is equally as important as the technical training. After years of working with children patients, our dentistry knows that showing respect, compassion, and a gentle touch will always get the best results from our young patients. Pediatric dentists are also trained in Child Physiology, providing them with the ability to approach the needs of kids from a different perspective than normal dentistry. This is especially important in working with maturing children, whose focus turns more towards self-image as they age. A lot of problems that can progress as your kids get older can be resolved by our early detection techniques and regular dental visits, helping to improve your child’s overall health and smile.


Pediatric Dental Treatments


 Sealants are generally placed on chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent blight and other problems that may affect the mouth. A sealant is a thin coating material that flows into the grooves of the chewing surface on a molar. This makes it very easy to keep them clean and avoid food getting stuck in the grooves which could cause cavities and other dental health problems.

Dental Radiographs or X-Rays

Our pediatric dentists office is equipped with digital radiography where the images almost instantly appearing on our computer screen!


Not all cavities are easy to reach. Fortunately, our pediatric dentist will use Diagnodent, a light that is used to detect bacteria and gauge the density of the tooth. This non-invasive technology offers early detection of cavities and provides comfort during your kids dental procedure.

Dental Filling

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In order to treat a cavity or filling, a material is chosen based on the tooth which needs to be restored. Decay eats holes in the substance of the tooth, called “dentin,” creating that most familiar of dental bothers: the cavity. At our Make a Smile dentistry, our pediatric dentists will not fill cavities with amalgam or silver fillings; we proudly use only composite, white fillings. Fillings are an easy way to prevent further corrosion and future oral problems in kids.


Fluoride helps re-mineralize weak enamel, which is important for healthy tooth care in kids. Our dentist office can prescribe fluoride supplements in tablet or drop form as needed. Topical fluoride is externally applied directly to the tooth and is found in mouthwash and kid’s toothpaste.

Pulpotomy/Stainless Steel Crown

If a cavity goes untreated and is not filled, blight passes through the dentin and enters the pulp, which is the soft, innermost part of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. For this we perform a pulpotomy. The decay and pulp tissue are removed, the pulp chamber is filled with a special material, and a stainless steel crown is cemented over the entire tooth to prevent dental breakage.

Root Canal

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When a cavity at the pulp level is left untreated, the corrosion spreads into the root canals where the nerves and blood vessels connect to the tooth. At this point the only procedure that can save the tooth is a root canal. The dental atrophy and tissue of the root canals are removed and as in a pulpotomy, replaced with a special material.

Extraction and Space Maintainer

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If the deterioration passes through the roots, it forms an infection at the base of the tooth and must be “extracted” or removed. When a back tooth is removed, the remaining teeth push closer together, leaving little room for the new permanent tooth. To prevent the new one from growing in crooked, a dental space maintainer is used. This is placed in the area left by any extracted teeth, almost like a placeholder, saving room for the new permanent tooth to grow in properly.

What Parents Should Know

What Parents and Children Should Know

Five Steps to a beautiful and healthy smile:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing once a day
  • Eating healthy
  • Making an appointment every 6 months for a full review
  • Baby Tooth Cleaning

Healthy baby teeth, although eventually replaced, are a pivotal step in the development and growth of a child’s permanent teeth and an important first step towards a healthy mouth. It is crucial to clean your baby’s gums and any newly erupted tooth after meals, bottles, and medicine use, using a soft washcloth. Please replace toothbrushes every three months and check first with your dentist about when and what toothpastes are age appropriate for your kids prior to use.

If you have any questions for our Make a Smile Rocklin dentist office, feel free to call our team or schedule an on-site visit. We are located at 2241 Sunset Blvd. Suite D in Rocklin, CA and are open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm. Our amazing staff provides top-notch dental health care focused on general orthodontic, endodontic, and oral surgery. Also, if you have been to our office and received great service, please leave our Rocklin office a review on Yelp.

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

Child Smiling At Pediatric Dentistry

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of our personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility and treatment plans.

Child Smiling At Make A Smile Pediatric Dentistry
Child Smiling At Pediatric Dentistry

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of  personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility

Child Smiling At Make A Smile Pediatric Dentistry

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2241 Sunset Blvd, Ste. D

Rocklin, California 95765

(916) 380-0102

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