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San Diego Children's Dentistry offers comprehensive pediatric dental care.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of the mouth. Just like you take your children to see a pediatrician for their well-baby checks, pediatric dentists are trained and equipped to see your children from the very earliest age to set the stage for a lifetime of great oral health.
Pediatric dentists just see kids, which means they can specialize their approach to this fun and energetic age group. Pediatric dentists have completed 2-3 extra years of specialized training to prepare them to treat children of all ages, sizes, and personalities. In addition to learning about dental treatment planning for young patients, this training also includes studying growth and development, child psychology, and techniques and skills to help young children feel relaxed and comfortable receiving dental treatment. Some pediatric dentists, like Dr. Frandsen, are also trained to treat children and adolescents with special health care needs, like ADHD, Down Syndrome, etc. Our office is designed with the child in mind. From the lobby to the treatment area and everywhere in between, our office is set up to make your child feel comfortable, relaxed, and have a great time with our talented staff.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Dental Association all recommend that your children be seen within the first 6 months following the appearance of their first tooth or around their first birthday, whichever is sooner.
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Children grow and develop quickly, and they go through a vast array of changes as they transform from infants, to toddlers, to children, to adolescents. This is why it’s so important to take your kids to a pediatric dentist that understands the changes and challenges specific to children as they grow.
While you could also choose a family dentist, the truth is that children have very specific needs as their baby teeth come in, they learn to speak and eat, their motor skills improve, they learn to brush and floss, and eventually, their baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. You need a specialist that understands childhood oral development and has the knowledge and experience to address challenges specific to children’s dentistry.
What to Look for in a Pediatric Dentist
When choosing a pediatric dentist, you naturally want to start by seeking a qualified professional that has the proper training, credentials, and experience. This specialist needs to know how children’s teeth grow and develop in order to provide the best possible care and address common challenges. The specialists at San Diego Children’s Dentistry are uniquely qualified to care for your children’s oral health needs.
Of equal importance is a pediatric dentist that has the right disposition. Children must be approached in a kind and gentle manner when it comes to dentistry so they enjoy their dental visits and develop good oral hygiene habits for life.
At San Diego Children’s Dentistry, we provide a fun and welcoming environment staffed by caring, kind, and patient professionals that all have the same goal: to ensure your child’s comfort and safety. We work hard to build trust through transparency and a calm, friendly demeanor that puts children and parents at ease.
With preventive care and personalized planning, every child receives the superior dental care that ensures optimal oral health and promotes good dental hygiene habits.