Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dental care which focuses on children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentists complete 2-3 years of additional training following dental school in order to meet the unique needs of children and individuals with special needs. They also receive training in child psychology in order to help children feel comfortable in dental offices and develop positive association with dentistry. Our pediatric treatments at AZ Dental include:
We invite you to call us at 408-227-6000 to learn more about pediatric dentistry in San Jose, California, and schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Allan Pang.
Pediatric dentists place emphasis on the proper maintenance and care of primary teeth, which are critical to help children develop good chewing habits and proper speech production, and hold the places of the permanent teeth.
Other roles filled by pediatric dentists include:
- Education – we provide dental education for children and their parents. We help children learn how to properly care for their teeth and gums, and provide parents with the knowledge they need to help their children prevent disease and trauma and promote good eating habits.
- Monitoring growth and development – by tracking your child’s oral growth and development, we can anticipate dental problems and quickly provide treatment before they worsen. Earlier treatment also fosters a better self-image and helps preserve his or her self-esteem.
- Prevention – preventing dental problems by establishing good oral care habits reduces the chances of cavities and other problems later in life. This includes cleanings, exams, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, thumb-sucking cessation, and demonstrations of proper brushing and flossing.
- Intervention – when necessary we will recommend and provide ear oral treatments for bad bites, bruxism (teeth grinding) or other problems.
For more information about pediatric dentistry, please contact our practice today.