Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and good dental health begins with pediatric dentistry from Bay Area Kids Dentist.
We recommend a child’s first dental visit as soon as the first tooth comes in, or by the first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing problems, and sets the stage for lifelong dental health.
As children begin this lifelong journey, we start keeping meticulous records of their dental health, including the development of their jaws. This usually includes dental x-rays. We also share information with parents.
The condition of a child’s teeth can change fairly quickly. A slight change in diet or habit, like thumb sucking, may be noticeable after just six months. Such issues can make the child vulnerable to tooth decay or jaw development problems, so the sooner we can identify them, the better.
Lots of parents wait too long to start bringing their children in for a checkup. This can have serious consequences. Kids should see the dentist twice a year, just like their parents should.
At Bay Area Kids Dentist pediatric dentistry can identify problems before they get serious. We specialize in pediatric dentistry, and emphasize preventive dentistry. We’ve got offices in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Morgan Hill. Please call us to schedule an appointment today!