We love welcoming children to our dental practice! As the father of a young daughter, Dr. Pham has a special affinity for children and understands their unique needs. We feel honored when parents choose us as a dental home for their children because it gives us an opportunity to make a lasting positive impact on their future oral health.
Dr. Pham likes to start seeing children around age one or when their first baby teeth appear. Starting kids early on is the best way to help them avoid developing the type of dental anxiety that plagues many adults. So, we won’t rush your child and will let them dictate the pace of treatment. The purpose of the first few visits is to help your child become accustomed to our team as well as the sights and sounds of a dental office. This way, when it’s time for us to start their dental care, they will feel comfortable and secure in their surroundings.
Keeping baby teeth healthy is critical even though they will eventually come out because they hold space open for permanent teeth developing in your child’s jaw. If a baby tooth is lost too soon because of decay, neighboring teeth start to drift into the space causing the permanent tooth to emerge at odd angles that require orthodontic treatment in the future to correct.
If it’s time for your child’s first visit or you have questions about children’s dentistry in San Jose, please call our office to arrange an appointment.