Pediatric Dentistry in San Diego, CA

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Overview

Good dental health is vital for every member of the family, regardless of their age. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), tooth decay is the most prevalent infectious disease our children face in the United States. This unsettling fact is why it's crucial to make a habit of taking your child to the dentist when they're young. Getting your child accustomed to going to the dentist helps you establish it as a positive experience and shows them it's an important part of life.

At Dental Express, we encourage parents to schedule their child's initial visit to the dentist before they turn one. From there, parents should make certain their children go to the dentist at least two times per year for cleanings and examinations. Our intention is to provide your child with an enjoyable and relaxing visit at any of our six San Diego, CA practices. This type of experience will positively reinforce going to the dentist so your child will practice good dental habits their entire life. During their visit, our dentists will assess the growth of their teeth, search for issues or areas of concern, and instruct them on the best way to brush and floss at home. To learn more information about pediatric dentistry, contact Dental Express to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

Best Candidates

Every child should have an oral health plan tailored to their unique dental needs. The sooner you start taking them to the dentist, the healthier and safer their teeth will be for the rest of their lives. And it's never too late to start.

Children can experience tooth decay and cavities as early as two years old. At Dental Express, we recommend bringing in your child within six months after their first tooth emerges. Dental Express can provide preventive options and treatments to help preserve their primary (baby) teeth. Your child might have their baby teeth for several years. Therefore, it's important to keep their teeth in good health while your child gets their adult teeth. During the appointments, we'll check for cavities or any other problems. Our team will show you how to clean your child's teeth properly and how to watch for other troublesome habits, such as thumb-sucking.

 You can help by scheduling visits twice a year for examinations and cleanings. Throughout their visits, our dentists will look for any developing issues, like cavities or dental malocclusion, and also recommend procedures, such as sealants, fluoride treatments, or orthodontics.

What to Expect

At Dental Express, we know how challenging a dentist visit can be for your little one. Don't worry. As soon as you walk through the door, they'll be welcomed into a fun, comfortable environment where they can feel at home. 

Your child's visit will include a dental exam and cleaning. During the exam, we'll take every opportunity to educate and get them excited about dental health while creating an easy-going experience for them. After the exam and cleaning, our dentists will address any issues with you. We might also suggest a fluoride treatment to strengthen their teeth or recommend applying a sealant to minimize tooth decay and cavities. Finally, our dentists can fix teeth that have decay or are chipped, damaged, or broken by creating a treatment plan. As your child gets older, our dentists may suggest orthodontics to straighten their bite, which will help prevent future dental problems.

Our goal is to provide preventive care for your child that will make the most of their baby teeth, save them the pain of dealing with cavities, and save you money in the process.

Follow-Up

If one of our dentists detects an issue during your child's dental cleaning or examination, you may have to schedule a follow-up visit for a procedure. Following the exam, we will speak with you and your child about the essential steps that make up an oral hygiene routine. To help prevent future problems, we'll show you the best techniques for brushing and flossing your child's teeth and tips on how best to fight cavities at home.

Insurance Coverage

In most cases, your dental insurance provider will pay for both dental examinations and cleanings. If a procedure or treatment is necessary, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurer to determine any extra expenses. Dental Express takes many payments, including low-interest financing, that can help make your child's dental care much easier to afford.

Pediatric Dental Care

Building a specialized dental plan for your child is the best way to ensure their lasting oral health. To do that, you need a dental team you can trust to work with your kids in a helpful, friendly way. Help your child create good dental habits for the rest of their lifetime by making regular appointments at Dental Express. Our team believes it is essential to start getting dental care early in life. This way, you and your child can take preventive measures and minimize future issues. To schedule a comprehensive dental exam for your child, contact one of our practices in San Diego, CA.

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