Children’s Dentistry Oakland, CA
Treating Children with Compassion
Our entire pediatric dental team puts children of all ages at ease so they enjoy their visits. Our kids dentist in Oakland, CA has the latest advances
in dentistry that are delivered with thoughtfulness and care. We instruct our young patients with proper
dental care so they have a lifetime of healthy teeth. We look forward to meeting them during their first
visit at one year old and take pleasure in watching them grow each year.
Calming Dental Fears
We want all children to be relaxed and grow up without any anxiety about dental visits. Our many satisfied
parents have told us that we are accomplishing this! Regardless of any fear your children may have, we can
help to make their first dentist appointment a positive experience.
Carefully Choosing Your Child’s Dentist
We want your children to have excellent oral health. What we teach during their dental appointments should become
a part of their daily oral hygiene routine, as kids are susceptible to tooth cavities. Children may not brush well by themselves
and require supervision to ensure they do a good job. We encourage parents to assist their children in daily
brushing so they are more inclined to develop good habits.
Children eat often throughout a typical day. Every time they eat, acid is created. If a tooth isn’t cleaned
properly, additional acid production will accelerate cavity development. When dietary choices are corrected
and hygiene habits improved, the occurrence of dental cavities can be reduced. We also recommend a fluoride varnish
be applied to all their teeth, as this mineralizes the teeth and provides a cavity barrier.
An Easy Way to Avoid Child Tooth Decay
Even careful brushing may not be able to clean all the tooth contours. When bacteria begins to form, plaque formation
will develop and lead to tooth decay. Even the smallest cavity will need a dental filling
. Is there a way to prevent all
this from happening in the first place? Fortunately, there is! One application of dental sealants will go a
long way for prevention.
Here’s how it works. All the teeth are cleaned and sterilized. A thin clear or white coat of sealant is applied.
The sealant is then bonded to the tooth structure with a curing light. And the entire sealant procedure only takes minutes!
There are no shots or drills, and no tooth structure is removed.
It is a safe and excellent preventive therapy
for children and adolescents to help them keep their natural teeth healthy.
Everyone in your family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (510) 530-7000 to
schedule your child's first dentist appointment.