Oral health care should begin at an early age. Early visits to the dentist office can help children create a positive relationship with their dentist and often promotes positive lifelong oral hygiene habits. Our Santa Monica, CA family dentist office invites patients of all ages to become part of what we consider to be our extended family. We consider ourselves a partner in your overall health care and strive to provide a welcoming, compassionate dentist office environment with personally tailored dental care. We focus on enhancing and maintaining the natural smile through patient education and conservative, bio-emulative dental treatments. As a family dentist, we grow with you and your children through all stages of oral development.
As the first tooth emerges, children should begin visiting the dentist. Dr. Dall’Olmo offers unique services for young children and helps to teach them effective oral hygiene habits. Early visits to the dentist office can allow our dentist office to track the progression of your child’s oral development. Life long visits to the dentist promote early detection and intervention of developing dental concerns.
Tooth decay is an oral health epidemic amongst children, and early intervention could help prevent childhood cavities. We offer sealants to help protect teeth from developing decay. Sealants are a painless procedure and can be applied to hard reach areas of the teeth preventing tartar and plaque build up.
Pediatric dental care can help prepare your child for a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles.
Dentistry for Teens
The teen years present new and often more complex oral health concerns. Teenagers should visit the dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning and oral health exam. Keeping their teeth clean can reduce the need for additional dental procedures. Crooked teeth are a common concern for this age group and Dr. Dall’Olmo takes a sensitive approach to the needs and oral health concerns of teens.
Invisalign for Teens
Teens can be very concerned with their appearance and may resist traditional braces options. Dr. Dall’Olmo offers Invisalign as a clear braces alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to realign crooked teeth and correct malocclusion. Teens can discreetly use Invisalign and in about 1 year enjoy a straighter, healthier and more aesthetic smile. Aligners are custom designed to address the personal orthodontic concerns of each patient. Made of a hard-soft plastic, Invisalign does not irritate the gums or discolor the teeth. Aligners are removable for eating, brushing and flossing, and for those once in a lifetime big events.
Dr. Dall’Olmo creates custom fit mouthguards for athletes of all ages. Mouthguards are an especially important accessory for youth and teen athletes. Sports related injuries are the number one cause of tooth loss in adolescents and can lead to the need for costly advanced dental procedures. Custom fit mouthguards can prevent tooth loss and other damage to the teeth and gums. Custom mouthguards provide superior protection to over the counter options. Custom mouth guards have been shown to help athletes perform better. The custom, secure fit allows athletes to focus on the game and not on keeping their mouthguard in. It also makes it possible for children and teens to easily drink while wearing the oral appliance, reducing the risk of losing or misplacing the mouthguard when it is removed.