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Pediatric Dentistry


Cosmetic Dentists, Implant Dentists, Pedodontists & General Dentists in the Central Coast and Bakersfield, California

The pediatric dentists at CaliDental are committed to treating a child’s unique dental health care needs. This includes both specialized forms of treatment and a commitment to patience and compassion for children who are nervous about the dentist. For more information, call their offices in Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, and Lompoc, California, today to book an appointment, or use the online scheduling tool.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is focused on the unique dental and orthodontic needs of children, and on creating a welcoming environment for children who are anxious about dental care. In addition to treatment, pediatric dentistry is very focused on educating children about their dental health. Children who learn the importance of oral hygiene at an early age are more likely to have healthy teeth, gums, and oral tissues throughout their lives. At CaliDental, each dentist goes out of their way to provide their patients with an understanding of the importance of oral health, as well as the tools and techniques they’ll need for a lifetime of care and maintenance.

What are some common pediatric dentistry services?

CaliDental offers pediatric dentistry starting the moment your child’s first tooth appears, all the way throughout adolescence and into adulthood. Some of the most common reasons people see a pediatric dentist include:

  • Infant oral health exams
  • Special counseling on nutrition and oral health
  • Emergency dental care, especially in cases of traumatic injury
  • Space management after prematurely losing a baby tooth
  • Help discouraging thumb-sucking behavior

In addition to specialized services, pediatric dentists are committed to providing a healthy, welcoming, anxiety-free environment for kids. This commitment to patience and compassion makes visits to the dentist less stressful for both kids and parents.

What can I do to help my child avoid dental problems?

It’s important your child hear the benefits of good oral health from both their dentist and their parents. You can help your child start good oral health habits at home in a number of ways, including by brushing with them twice a day. Younger children may need help with this process, especially when learning how to brush hard-to-reach parts of their mouths. Underlining the importance of flossing in addition to brushing is also crucial.

You should also set and keep a regular appointment for a checkup at CaliDental, so your child becomes accustomed to dental checkups at least twice a year.

If you’re looking for a dentist for your children, make an appointment at CaliDental today by calling the office or booking an appointment online with the scheduling tool.