Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell

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How is pediatric dentistry different from general dentistry?

While caring for children’s teeth is not drastically different than dentistry for adults, there are some differences in the approach dentists take. Dentists who care for pediatric patients will cater their services and methods to little ones in an effort to create a positive relationship with oral health. By focusing on education and prevention in a fun, relaxing environment, pediatric dentists can help empower children to feel comfortable and confident at the dentist’s office.

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Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings are matched to the color of your child’s tooth so it can blend in with the rest of their smile. Very little enamel is removed when adding a composite filling, which allows your child’s tooth to stay healthy and strong.

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Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Rest assured that your child is receiving top-notch, specialized care with our Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. To be recognized by The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, doctors must undergo extensive training in the pediatric field in addition to their standard dental degrees.

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The Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

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We Offer KöR Teeth Whitening

Because of its versatility and overall effectiveness, KöR at-home whitening allows you to brighten your smile in the way that suits your needs and lifestyle. KöR-Seal™ whitening trays are made of thin clear flexible vinyl and are carefully fabricated to fit very precisely to your teeth. Most patients find these trays extremely comfortable to wear, both during the day and at night. The KöR Whitening system has proven to consistently produce whiter, brighter smiles for patients of all ages. Schedule a consultation to get started with KöR today!

What to expect at your child’s first appointment

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Thorough Cleaning

Once your little one has met our team and is comfortable in our Campbell dental office, we will perform a thorough, gentle cleaning. We’ll remove plaque and bacteria and polish each tooth before flossing out those hard-to-reach places.

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Necessary X-Rays

We may recommend x-rays for your child, especially if they haven’t had them taken before. Digital x-rays are a safe and effective way for us to monitor your child’s developing smile, and can help us catch hidden oral health problems. We require approval from our patient’s parent or guardian before we take any x-ray images.

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Comprehensive Exam

Your child’s dentist will visually inspect their teeth, gums, and x-rays (if they’ve had them taken) to ensure that their smile is free from cavities or decay. They will also ensure that your child’s mouth is developing correctly, and discuss their findings with you.

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Treatment Plan

Once your child’s dentist has completed the exam, they will recommend further treatment options if necessary. Depending on the treatment, it may be able to be completed during the same visit, or could require scheduling a second appointment.

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Schedule Follow-Up Appointment

Whether your child is in need of restorative care, like a filling, or just a regular cleaning and checkup, we’ll help you get them scheduled for their next dental visit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist once their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday, whichever comes first.

Starting dental care early has many benefits. First off, it allows your child to become familiar with seeing the dentist, so they are more comfortable with the process and less likely to develop dental anxiety as they grow up. Early visits with the same dentist also allow their doctor to develop familiarity with your child’s oral development, which can help them identify any potential issues early to minimize future issues. By establishing a dental home early on, you can set your child up for a healthy relationship with their oral health and help foster good habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

To prepare your little one for their dental appointment, it’s important to speak positively about the dentist, and about their oral health. If you have any dental anxiety, it is crucial that you don’t create a negative image of going to the dentist’s office. A good first impression can have lasting benefits for your child’s relationship with their oral health.It may also be helpful to:

  • Tell your child about how important dental care is, and about how it is their dentists job to help them learn how to take care of their pearly whites.
  • Set some expectations about what will happen at their appointment, about how their dentist will clean and count their teeth to ensure they’re healthy.
  • Introduce your child’s dentist and team as friends to minimize any fear or apprehension.