A lifetime of good dental health starts with proper care and instruction at an early age. In addition to developing healthy at-home dental hygiene techniques, at San Pablo Dental Care we offer a two-tiered plan for young patients.
A Good Introduction
Your child should have his or her first dental appointment around the age of three, or earlier in some cases. This is when one of our skilled and caring dental professionals will identify any baby-tooth decay, and evaluate your child’s overall dental health. After that, your child should see the dentist every six months for professional cleaning and a check up.
We understand that a child’s first visit to the dentist can be anxiety-provoking, which is why our doctors treat each young (and any nervous) patient with gentle care, patience, and respect to ensure a worry-free, educational, and even fun experience.
Two preventive measures
Young teeth may actually need more preventive care than adult teeth. Two key preventives we offer are:
- Sealants: Sealants invisibly coat the surface of teeth, filling in tiny crevices and cracks that could otherwise become a home to cavities. They also help protect against damage from plaque and acids.
- Fluoride: Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that strengthens the enamel when applied to teeth. It is painlessly and comfortably applied with special care in a short time.
San Pablo Dental Care looks forward to helping your child begin a lifetime of optimal dental health. If you live in the Berkeley, Oakland or San Francisco area, please call today for more information on pediatric dentistry, or schedule your ‘Komplimentary Kids Konsultation’!
We also offer a discounted Young Patient Welcome Exam and Cleaning for all new child patients!