Dentist in Dublin, CA offers a variety of dental services for kids at StarBrite Dental
Children must have their dental visits tailored to their needs. Many children unknowingly develop a fear of the dental office. Either they have been told horror stories about pain and discomfort, or they watch their parents get anxious over their visits to the dentist. Some do not like the sounds and smells of a dental office. With Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental in Dublin, CA, kids can have a positive experience in the dental chair. Parents are encouraged to ask Dr. Munira Lokhandwala about the variety of dental services available for kids in her practice.
Kid’s dentistry at its finest
With the care and attention of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her staff, children of all ages can benefit from comprehensive care designed just for them. Our kid’s dentistry ensures that children establish a life-long, trusting relationship with their dental provider. Our dental experts at StarBrite Dental strive to make each visit the best experience possible. We educate children on how to care for their teeth and encourage good oral health behaviors at a young age.
When to visit the dentist
Many parents are unsure as to when they need to have their kids seen by a dentist. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala closely follows the recommendations set forth by the American Dental Association. The ADA encourages children to be seen by the dentist by their first birthday or as soon as the first tooth erupts. These earlier appointments are a great way to build a trusting relationship with children. The dentist will evaluate the child’s smile, brush the teeth, and educate parents on how to care for their child’s developing smile. This is an excellent time for parents to ask questions about their child’s oral health and how to build a proper foundation for their child.
What services are available for children at StarBrite Dental Dublin?
Our practice is equipped with the tools and instruments needed to care for both children and adults. Children can obtain many of the following dental services in our practice:
- Oral health consultations
- Infant and toddler oral health examinations
- Preventative services such as fluoride and sealants
- Education on early childhood caries and periodontal needs
- Diagnosis of any significant underlying medical issues
- Sedation for children who are fearful or anxious and require extensive dental work
- Restorative dental solutions for damaged teeth
- Referrals for patients with cleft lip and cleft palate abnormalities
- Recommendations to ensure proper growth and alignment of the teeth
- Early intervention programs for developmental concerns
- Treatment of orofacial injuries and trauma
How do I schedule my child for an appointment?
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental does not need to be the current dental provider for the adults in the family for children to be scheduled for an appointment. Parents are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment with our team to learn more about our kid’s dentistry offerings and to meet the staff in the dental environment. The first appointment should be a comprehensive examination for the child. Depending on age, services may include dental cleanings and x-rays to provide imaging of the gums, bone, and jaw. If there are any concerns seen during this appointment, our team will convey this information to the parent who visits the office with the child.
How can I keep my child from being anxious about visiting the dentist?
Children love to make their parents happy and proud of them. It is important that parents allow their children to enjoy their first visit to the dental office. Parents should not talk about being “brave,” as this can make the visit seem like something scary. Parents should speak positively about the upcoming appointment and speak excitedly about the dental office to ensure a great first experience in the dental chair. Our team is gentle and caring, talking children through each step of their dental visit. When children have positive experiences in the dental office, they will significantly reduce the chances of experiencing dental anxiety as they age.
StarBrite Dental Dublin offers dental services for kids
If you are a parent and want to have your children seen by a dental professional who already helps you keep your smile healthy, we encourage you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala. This is a great way to introduce your children to our state-of-the-art practice that cares for individuals of all ages. Call the office at (925) 828-0252 to schedule a visit at 7197 Village Parkway, Suite B in Dublin, CA.Back to Pediatrics Page