Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Golden State Smiles

Dentistry located in San Leandro, CA & Concord, CA

Pediatric dentistry at Golden State Smiles is highly personalized, efficient, and compassionate. With two locations in San Leandro and Concord, California, Dharaben Munjpara, DDS, Douglas Mo, DDS, and their skilled team have extensive training and expertise in pediatric dentistry and provide the highest standard of pediatric care in a comfortable and welcoming dental environment for children and teens. Their goal is always to create healthy, young smiles. Call Golden State Smiles or request an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry centered around oral health care for children through adolescence. The team at Golden State Smiles knows that children’s dental care should involve more customized approaches to guide and assist your child’s growth and development. 

Pediatric dentistry gives your child in-depth preventive dental care and education.

What are the advantages of a child’s pediatric dental visit?

Pediatric dental visits revolve around preventive care. The team at Golden State Smiles takes time to educate both parent and child on how to best take care of gums and teeth for optimal oral health.

Your pediatric dentist focuses on how to prevent gum disease, cavities, and other complications. 

The Golden State Smiles team emphasizes the importance of maintaining the health of primary or baby teeth. Children need primary teeth for:

  • Speech
  • Assisting the healthy development of bones and jaw muscles
  • Chewing and eating
  • Guiding permanent teeth properly into place

Front teeth typically last until around age seven. The back teeth can last until age 13.

A pediatric dental visit allows your pediatric dentist to identify and address any dental issues. Untreated cavities can cause dental problems that interfere with the development of your child's permanent teeth.

During your child’s pediatric dental visit, your dentist cleans the teeth and gums before removing any buildup of debris or plaque. Your dentist can clean areas you or your child can’t reach during your at-home teeth cleanings and self-care.

When should my child see a pediatric dentist?

Most dentists recommend regular dental checkups for your child every six months. Your child might need more frequent checkups if they have:

  • Unusual growth patterns
  • Additional dental health complications
  • An increased risk of developing tooth decay
  • Poor oral hygiene

You can prevent complications and more extensive dental work in the future by teaching your child good oral habits and working with your pediatric dentist. Your pediatric dentist works with you and your child to help maintain a healthy, young smile.

Regular teeth cleaning can prevent tooth decay and gut irritation. Regular checkups with your pediatric dentist also help you to stay informed and up to date with your child’s dental health.

Golden State Smiles provides a comfortable and stress-free dental environment for children and adolescents. Golden State Smiles offers professional cleanings, sealants, oral surgery and sedation dentistry options when needed, and a positive and comfortable dental office for children.

For excellent pediatric dental care that you can trust, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.