If you are looking for a top-notch pediatric dentist who can provide your child with dental exams and other dental care, you will want to bring your child in to see our dentist at Westwood Children’s Dentistry. Our highly trained San Antonio dentist, Dr. Pegha Karimi, thoroughly enjoys working with children, and provides exceptional pediatric dental care.
At our pediatric dental practice, we offer complete dental services for our young patients. It is now recommended that children have their first dental exam when their first baby tooth erupts, or they reach one year of age – whichever occurs first. Baby teeth play many important functions in a child’s mouth, so it is important that they remain healthy and intact until they are no longer needed. Most importantly, baby teeth act as placeholders for the corresponding permanent teeth. If a child’s baby tooth falls out, the child should get a space maintainer so that serious orthodontic problems do not occur. By having your child see our San Antonio dentist for regular dental exams and teeth cleanings, it is more likely that your child’s baby teeth will stay healthy and intact until they are no longer needed. Our dentist is extremely gentle, and we always make sure that our young patients have a fun and stress-free time while they are at our office for a dental exam or treatment. Our dentist recommends that you bring your child in at least twice a year for preventive dental exams and cleanings. At the time of your child’s dental cleaning, he or she can receive a fluoride treatment at our office. This treatment is very well tolerated by children. During the treatment, a gel is placed into a tray which will sit in your child’s mouth for anywhere between one and four minutes. This treatment will increase the strength of your child’s tooth enamel, and will make your child’s teeth much more resistant to developing tooth decay.
For an appointment for your child to see our San Antonio dentist for outstanding pediatric dental care, contact us today.