Dentistry for Children

Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group · Joe Rawlins, DDS, MS · Ryan Wittwer, DDS, MS

Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group Dental Information Center


Research has shown that most people have a 95% chance of experiencing some tooth decay in their lifetime. When tooth decay does occur, it is highly important to remove the decay, clean the tooth and repair the tooth with some type of restoration. Additionally, lost or missing teeth need to be replaced to protect your overall oral health. This is true of adult dentition as well as the primary dentition, or "baby teeth." It is important to maintain the health of the baby teeth even though they will eventually be replaced because they are necessary for eating, speaking, proper growth and development of the jaws and placement of the permanent teeth.

In this section, we will look at the various restorations we can use to protect and restore decayed or missing teeth.

Please click on a treatment option to the left for more information.

Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm

1667 Dominican Way, Suite 232
Santa Cruz California 95065

Santa Cruz Dentists

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