Why You Should Consider a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

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 cake, 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.

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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!

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