Are you looking for a family-friendly dental office that offers children’s dentistry? At Sunrise Dental of Eugene, Dr. Jiyung Kang and his team provide gentle, supportive care for kids aged five and older.
It’s crucial for children to develop positive feelings about dentistry and oral health care early in life. By teaching good oral hygiene habits and getting them used to dental visits from an early age, we hope to help them become excellent dental patients as adults.
A Gentle Children's Dentist in Eugene, OR
Having a family dentist who treats children means that all your family members can get quality dentistry in one convenient location. We also work on developing a friendly relationship with your child and showing them that the dental office is a safe, happy, and fun place to visit.
As a parent, you have peace of mind knowing that you have a familiar professional to turn to if a problem develops.
Preventive Dentistry for Kids
Dr. Kang treats children aged five and over. At this age, they have all their baby teeth, and in about a year, they will start losing them, making way for their first permanent molar around age six.
We recommend preventive dental exams and cleanings for children every six months at our Eugene dental office. Even if your child doesn’t have any issues, these appointments allow Dr. Kang to monitor their oral health. That way, if they do get a cavity, he can treat it right away before it does any long-term damage.
Many children benefit from additional fluoride applications to protect and strengthen their teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth and helps prevent new cavities from forming. Many public water supplies are fluoridated, but if your child drinks a lot of bottled water or you live on a well, they may benefit from supplemental fluoride
Once permanent teeth start erupting, it’s a good idea to have dental sealants applied to protect them. A dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic that is placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth like molars. These teeth are particularly cavity-prone because they have uneven surfaces and nooks and crannies where bacteria can hide.
The sealant effectively blocks bacteria from collecting in these areas and helps protect against cavities.
Custom Sports Mouthguards
If your child participates in any kind of contact sport—basketball, football, soccer—they need a sports mouthguard to protect their teeth from injury. Dr. Kang will be happy to take impressions of your child’s teeth and create a sports guard that fits their mouth perfectly.
A custom guard is a good idea because your child is more likely to wear it, and it provides greater protection for their teeth.
Schedule Your Child’s Next Dental Appointment
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for yourself or your child, please call our Sunrise Dental of Eugene at (458) 201-8471. We are open five days a week from 8 AM to 5 PM and on Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our family dental practice!