As dental professionals, we ideally recommend that parents bring their children in for oral examinations and cleanings after their first birthday. Bringing your child early and regularly is a significant way to establish their confidence and comfort during regular dental visits and helps create a positive relationship with the dentist. Our dental team at Roshan Emam DDS in Palo Alto, CA, is familiar and skilled with behavioral management techniques to help provide a positive experience for your child.
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry deals explicitly with working with children and teens of all ages. Our office offers quality dental care in a child-friendly, relaxed environment. We use the latest technology and techniques available to provide the best dental experience for your children. We deliver preventative, restorative, orthodontic, and cosmetic care, specific to your child’s needs.
Why Is Pediatric Dentistry Required?
Children are most often nervous about visiting a dental office, especially if they have had past experiences that terrified them. Moreover, children are more prone to get scared seeing the stern atmosphere of a dental office. Our office has a friendly atmosphere and understanding staff to help relax your child and meet their unique needs. We use child-friendly language at all times and help them to adopt healthier at-home hygiene practices.
When Should Your Child Come in for Their First Dental Visit?
We advise bringing your child in for their first dental visit when you notice their baby teeth emerging through the gums. From there on, it is advised to bring them every six months for a checkup. The checkup will include an exam and cleaning besides other preventative care like fluoride and sealants.
What Can Be Expected During a Pediatric Dental Appointment?
You can expect your child to come into an office that is relaxed, fun, and energetic. We have many child-friendly features in both our waiting room as well as our dental chair. Your child will be comfortably seated in one of our rooms, and a trained dental hygienist will perform a cleaning. After that, Dr. Emam will perform a comprehensive exam to detect cavities and monitor growth and development. We will strive to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child and schedule them for their next checkup appointment.
If your child needs quality pediatric dental care, call our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., Dentist in Palo Alto, CA, at (650) 321-0340 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Emam.