Dr. Chris Nguyen believes a trip to the dentist should be fun, lighthearted, and not something to fear. The way your child is exposed to dentistry lays the groundwork for how they view dental care and dental visits for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Chris Nguyen and his team loves caring for our patients, and we work hard to make sure each child is spoken to gently, treated with respect, and cared for as if they were our own child. We use simple words to explain procedures to our patients and make sure each parent or guardian is aware of the process as well.
Studies have shown that the earlier a child receives their first dental exam, the less dental treatment was needed during their youth. Dr. Chris in Fountain Valley, CA recommends oral exams for children when their first tooth erupts.
Routine cleanings and exams are necessary to make sure your child’s teeth stay healthy throughout childhood. Dr. Chris recommends two cleanings a year to maintain optimal oral health.
Digital x-rays allow Dr. Chris to get a view of your child’s teeth and jaws that he can’t see with his eyes while keeping radiation exposure to a minimum.
Regular fluoride treatments help reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities and can remineralize areas where decay is starting. At Dr. Chris Smiles, we believe regular fluoride treatments are an important part of treatment for most children.
Sealants help protect your child’s teeth from decay by filling in the grooved biting surfaces of your child’s teeth, making them easier to clean. Dr. Chris Nguyen applies this light-cured material in minutes, and the procedure requires no anesthesia.
Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is a safe, noninvasive treatment that can stop decay in its tracks postponing the need for a permanent restoration, at least for a little while. Dr. Chris offers Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment in his office.
Restorative dentistry includes fillings, crowns, and other procedures that help restore a tooth to its original function. Dr. Chris Nguyen offers many restorative procedures to help your child smile with confidence!
Tooth-colored fillings offer a durable, more natural looking option for your child’s restorations. Made from composite resin, they are strong, durable, and perfect for smaller teeth. Dr. Chris Smiles in Fountain Valley, CA can help you decide is a tooth-colored filling is right for your child.
While we focus on helping your child keep their teeth for a lifetime, sometimes an extraction is necessary. Whether it’s extensive decay, overcrowding, or an impacted tooth, Dr. Chris can help you and your child understand the procedure and answer any questions you have.