Pediatric dental care requires more than just caring for your child’s teeth. Divian Patel, DSS, and the team at Alamo Dental Excellence also make sure that your child’s emotional needs are met and that their dental experience is fun and stress-free. To learn more about how Dr. Patel can give your child a happy and healthy smile, schedule a visit to Alamo Dental Excellence in Alamo, California, today. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Pediatric dentistry is dental care that’s specifically tuned to treating patients from birth to adolescence. Alamo Dental Excellence is a family of caretakers with deep expertise in working with the pediatric population. They’re accustomed to treating children with incredibly varied personalities, medical histories, and family situations. Their extensive work with children has enabled them to refine a very effective and personalized approach to dental care that puts even the most anxious and frightened children at ease.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing your child to a pediatric dentist for a well-baby appointment six months after they get their first tooth and no later than their first birthday.
For some parents, this might seem early, but starting dental care sooner rather than later gives Dr. Patel the chance to establish an early connection with your child, start monitoring their development, and protect them from infant and toddler tooth decay.
During these early years, your child’s gums might feel sore as the teeth come in. The team at Alamo Dental Excellence teaches you to comfort your child by rubbing a clean finger or cool, wet cloth across them. You’ll also learn what to watch for with the development and loss of teeth throughout childhood.
Alamo Dental Excellence begins your child’s first visit with a warm and welcoming greeting by the staff. Dr. Patel then reviews the health history of both your child and your family and takes the time to answer any questions you might have about your child’s oral health. Many parents typically use this time as an opportunity to discuss pacifier use, diet, and general tooth development and alignment.
Dr. Patel then examines your child’s teeth. During the examination, he’ll sit your child in a position that allows them to maintain sight of you. This helps them to feel more safe and secure. He also uses language that’s pleasant and simple to prevent unnecessary fear.
After the examination, Dr. Patel demonstrates how to properly brush and floss your child’s teeth, shares his evaluation of their oral health, and recommends any treatments that they think might be beneficial to your child’s smile. You’ll also learn how often to schedule cleanings and check-ups with Alamo Dental Excellence to ensure proper oral health.
Start your child on the road to excellent oral health today. Schedule a visit with Dr. Patel and the team at Alamo Dental Excellence by calling the office or booking a visit online today.