Posts for tag: Pediatric Dentist

By The Dental Dimensions
April 01, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Pediatric Dentist  

Pediatric dentists can help your child establish good dental health before they can even talk.

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children celebrate their first birthday not just with a pediatric dentistcake, but a visit to a pediatric dentist? Yes, even at this young age, it is important to start a healthy oral care routine. The pediatric dentists at Dental Dimensions in South San Jose, CA - Dr. Deepak Shetty, Dr. Kavita Bhatia and Dr. May Yoneyama - offer some further explanation on why parents should seek out specialized dental care for their children.

Distinct differences

Children have vastly different dental needs than adults. For example, their teeth tend to develop specific forms of tooth decay, often at a much quicker rate than adults because of the vulnerability of the enamel. The way their baby teeth grow in can also be an indicator of whether or not they will need orthodontic treatment later. While all South San Jose dentists possess basic knowledge about the growth and development of teeth, only pediatric dentists like Dr. Shetty, Dr. Bhatia and Dr. Yoneyama have extensive training in diagnosing and treating children's dental conditions.

Understanding and compassionate

Young children are likely to be at least a little nervous about visiting the dentist, even for routine checkups. Your South San Jose pediatric dentists not only have training in diagnosing childhood dental conditions; they also understand how to respond to a child's concerns about being in the dental chair. First and foremost, Dr. Shetty, Dr. Bhatia and Dr. Yoneyama are gentle and sympathetic to their young patients' emotional needs.

If your child has reached the age where they need to visit a dentist, we encourage you to contact us at Dental Dimensions in South San Jose, CA. Our pediatric dentists provide the care and education that is needed to help your child maintain good dental health for a lifetime!

By The Dental Dimensions
December 18, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Pediatric Dentist  

child oral healthSouth San Jose—Although dental care—brushing teeth, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and remembering to make regular visits to the dentist—is something that many adults find themselves worrying about on a frequent basis, but if you pay attention to national statistics, it appears it’s something that children should be mindful of as well. Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, according to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
 
But children can possibly be expected to oversee and manage every facet of their own dental hygiene. For one, most children are too preoccupied with more important things, like playing. Even if they weren’t, children are too small to even know what a dentist is by around the time most professional organizations recommend they first see one: an ideal first visit to a dentist should happen is around their first birthday.
 
What You Can Get from Your Child’s First Dental Visit
 
While a pediatric dentist will perform an examination of your child’s teeth, this first dental visit isn’t simply a routine oral check up. At this visit, you’ll also gain valuable information about how to care for your child’s teeth. Children possess some habits that are infamous for negatively impacting teeth health, like finger- and thumb-sucking. Your pediatric dentist can help you combat these habits, as well as help you plan your child’s diet. There are many foods that directly improve or reduce overall tooth health.
 
Planning for your child’s future shouldn’t be left until later, and that future includes excellent dental care. Schedule your baby’s first dental appointment at The Dental Dimensions today!
 
To learn more about pediatric dentistry in the South San Jose area, call (408) 225-6815.
 


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