By the time your child’s first tooth erupts, usually by his or her first birthday, it’s time for a checkup with a skilled and gentle kids dentist in San Diego. At the office of Parvathi Pokala DDS & Associates, we make your child’s first trip to the dentist a positive experience, teaching your child that he or she can have fun while maintaining healthy teeth and gums. We are well aware that your child’s early experiences at the dentist can set the course for maintaining a lifetime of oral health.
Your child’s first dental visit is an important milestone in his or her development. While, your child may face some anxiety embarking on this unfamiliar experience, our compassionate pediatric dentists and office team are experienced at anticipating your child’s emotional needs, and will provide a warm, friendly atmosphere to help your child feel more at ease. At the office of Parvathi Pokala DDS & Associates we treat children of all ages from infancy through adolescence.
In addition to helping your child feel more relaxed at the dentist, we’ll also provide you with guidance on how to clean and care for your child’s new teeth. For babies with new teeth just emerging, we may recommend just a washcloth or infant toothbrush to start. As your baby grows and more teeth emerge an age-appropriate soft bristled brush, and a small dab of toothpaste will be recommended. One word of caution; be careful that your child does not swallow the dab of toothpaste. When your child gets older, our kids dentist in San Diego will teach him or her more about the responsibilities of self-care and oral hygiene.
It is important to keep in mind that baby teeth are important to your child’s growth and development. The primary teeth serve as placeholders for the adult permanent teeth. Loosing a baby tooth too early can result in misalignments of the teeth or malocclusion. For this reason we emphasize preventive dental care and a healthy diet right from the start.
At the office of Parvathi Pokala DDS & Associates, your child’s oral health is our top priority. As your kids dentist in San Diego we are committed to making dental checkups an informative, engaging and positive experience, for both you and your child. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.