- Patients young and old are welcome.
- Helps reduce dental anxiety when getting older.
- Helps to make dental visits a positive experience without fear.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental Dublin is proud to offer patients of all ages the dental care and assistance they require to maintain oral health. Patients young and old are welcome to visit her state-of-the-art practice in the Dublin area for cleanings, examinations, and restorative work.
Parents should not hesitate to bring their children in to see the dentist at a young age. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala follows the suggestions of the American Dental Association and encourages visits from children as soon as their first tooth erupts–or by their very first birthday. This is done for many reasons. First, it gets the child familiar with the dental environment. This can help in reducing dental anxieties as the child gets older, making visits to the dentist a positive experience without fear and nervousness typically experienced by other patients. Second, it helps the child make a connection and develop a bond with our staff. Trusting the individuals who are helping improve the smile can also reduce dental anxieties and build a trusting relationship between child and dentist. Third, visiting the dentist this early gives parents the chance to ask any questions they may have about their child’s dental care and how to maintain the health of their teeth and gums. Patients learn what they can and cannot do, and ways in keeping the child’s smile healthy even if they’re not ready for brushing and flossing. A dentist can provide guidance for ensuring the smile stays healthy such as nutritional tips and techniques for removing food particles and leftover milk formula, and juice from the gums. Parents will also learn about things to avoid, including putting a child down to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice–this can increase a child’s risk for dental caries (cavities) at a very young age.
Parents who are located in and around the Dublin area
who are interested in learning more about pediatric dentistry are
welcome to contact the team of StarBrite Dental Dublin in the Dublin, CA
community. We encourage patients of all ages to see our dedicated team
of professional for dental health and wellness.