Children’s dental care leads to a lifetime of healthy smiles
Most people don’t get excited about seeing the dentist. Nevertheless, making regular dental visits a priority can help your children maintain better oral health and learn to prioritize their dental care from a young age. Whether your child needs routine oral care or has a dental issue that needs to be tended to, visiting a well-experienced children’s dentist like Dr. Munira Lokhandwala at StarBrite Dental in Dublin, California, can make all the difference.
When should your child first see a dentist?
Children are born with two sets of teeth: baby teeth and permanent teeth. While some people believe baby teeth are unimportant because they’re all going to fall out, this is pretty much a myth. A child’s primary teeth play an important role in overall oral development. Specifically, baby teeth serve these purposes:
- They encourage proper speech development
- Primary teeth aid in chewing and digestion
- Baby teeth serve as a placeholder for permanent teeth
By the time your child is two years old, they should have already had their first visit to the dentist. Earlier visits are beneficial because it helps children become accustomed to the dental office and comfortable with the staff. These early visits also allow your dentist to have a baseline evaluation of your child’s oral health.
Addressing dental fear in children
One issue that comes up frequently is that of dental fear and anxiety. It’s common for children to be fearful of the unknown, and a dentist’s office has sights, sounds, and smells that are unfamiliar. Getting your children in when they’re very young can help them be less fearful of dental visits.
Also, a dentist who cares for children should be experienced in addressing dental fear or trauma. At Dr. Lokhandwala’s office, we have plans and processes in place for addressing the unique needs of children who are afraid of dental visits or those who may have been traumatized by past negative dental experiences.
Children’s dental clinic near me in Dublin, CA
When you’re ready to get your child in to see a dentist, contact Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and the team at StarBrite Dental in Dublin, CA, at (925) 828-0252 today. We are here to answer your questions and schedule your child’s appointment.
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Dr. Munira Lokhandwala takes pride in ensuring quality service, and her precision and attention to detail can be seen with all her patients. In addition, to being a skilled and qualified dentist, Dr. Munira has a pleasant and friendly attitude and warmly welcomes anyone to StarBrite Dental - Dublin for dental assistance.