At AZ Dental, we recommend that your child start receiving professional dental care from the time they receive their first baby tooth. By caring for your child’s teeth early on, Dr. Pang can help your child’s smile stay healthy, and help them avoid problems in the future. Our pedodontist can also help you and your child know how to care for their teeth at home, as well as feel comfortable with coming to the dentist. To schedule your child’s first dental visit in San Jose, California, we welcome you to contact us at 408-295-1100 today!

The American Dental Association recommends that children begin receiving dental care at a very young age. Specifically, it is suggested that children visit the dentist for the first time no more than six months after their first baby tooth comes in, or no later than their first birthday. At our practice, we support this recommendation, and we can help your child get the care their smile needs right from the beginning. Plus, our caring, friendly, and gentle pedodontist can help your child feel comfortable with going to the dentist from their first visit.

During your child’s first visit, our dentists will provide a dental cleaning and exam. It is important to make sure that all teeth, even if there is just one, remain clean and plaque-free. Children are susceptible to tooth decay because their teeth are still developing. A common problem with baby teeth is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, which is a result of sucking on a bottle for long periods of time, particularly when drinking sugary juices or milk. Starting with your child’s first visit, our pedodontist can also monitor your child’s growth patterns for signs of any abnormalities and provide treatment early to avoid future problems.

Our pedodontist is aware of the unique care that a child’s smile requires, and we are pleased to provide that care for your family. If you have any questions about what to expect during your child’s first appointment, or about how to care for your child’s teeth at home, we welcome you to visit or call our office today.