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Who is The Pediatric Dentist San Juan Capistrano?

A pediatric dentist is a general dentist that has gone to dental school for 2-3 more years of specialized training to have the ability to work with children to ensure proper oral health for kids from birth until they are adolescence.

Our pediatric dentist understands that a child goes through a few dental stages right after birth and works on the important features of that age group; for example, when a child becomes a teenager, that is the best time to look for any orthodontic treatments because the permanent teeth have just grown in. They will help guide your child through proper dental education and correct mouth cleaning techniques from using a toothbrush to using floss.

Some other jobs that your pediatric dentist does are:

  • Ensuring that your child is given the proper knowledge to stay away from decay-causing foods like candy or soda.
  • Treating dental emergencies and injuries
  • Managing early signs of oral diseases
  • Teaching good habits to follow and helping to break old detrimental habits like thumb sucking.

FAQ For Pediatric Dentistry

When should my child first visit the pediatric dentist?

The AAPD or the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests the very first visit to the dentist be when the child turns one year old. After the initial visit, every six months they should come back again.

How much toothpaste should my child use?

About a rice grain-sized amount is sufficient until the age of three where you can put about the size of a pea afterwards.

Are X-rays safe?

X-rays dealt by our San Juan Capistrano pediatric dentist are safe as they only apply a miniscule amount of radiation that will be 100% unnoticeable and we use modern techniques to further drop the amount of radiation emitted.

How can I help my child protect his/her teeth?

Teaching proper flossing and brushing methods is a good start to great oral hygiene including regular visits to our dentist office. Dental sealants may be suggested to help fight off the chance of tooth decay or investing in some custom mouth guards for your child during sports.


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