Children’s Braces in San Jose
Thank you for visiting Children’s Dental Group. Our pediatric dentist knows how important it is for kids to have a great visit so they’ll want to come back for every future dental appointment. We stress to kids the importance of keeping their teeth clean in a friendly and supportive environment, showing them the best ways to brush, floss and keep their teeth healthy. Our pediatric orthodontist also provides children’s braces in San Jose.
Braces for kids are usually done in our offices after an initial appointment to check tooth alignment. As kids grow, their teeth begin to develop and sometimes there are irregularities with teeth as they begin growing in crooked or crowded. This is called a malocclusion. It is important to correct malocclusions as crowded or crooked teeth are harder to clean, meaning there is more of a chance for cavities or tooth decay to develop. Getting in between the crevices of crooked teeth with a toothbrush is much harder, and so is flossing, so food and debris have a tendency to stay inside the teeth rather than be removed. The goal of our children’s braces in San Jose is to correct any malocclusion or misalignment that can lead to tooth decay and to create straighter, healthier teeth.
Practicing regular preventive care is important to keeping teeth stay cavity free for years to come. Besides children’s braces in San Jose, we also teach kids the importance of keeping their teeth healthy and clean with an easy daily oral care regimen. Annual cleanings are especially important as they help to remove food, plaque and bacteria trapped in between teeth and gums that normal brushing and flossing cannot. Regular brushing and flossing is a good part of any oral care regimen, but annual cleanings can clean the areas that patients just cannot get to on their own.
Kids Dentist in San Jose
Our dental practice, Children’s Dental Group, is designed to meet the special needs of children. We have over 25 doctors on staff to provide exemplary care for your child. Our doctors are all either pediatric specialists or general dentists who have made the decision to limit their practice to the dental care of children. We also are happy to have an orthodontist on staff who can determine whether or not your young child, between seven and eleven years of age, would benefit from interceptive orthodontic care. If you would like for your child to see our kids dentist in San José, simply make an appointment for them to see one of our fine dentists at Children’s Dental Group.
It is recommended that children come in for their first dental visit when their first baby tooth erupts, or when they reach one year of age – whichever happens first. Dr. Pamela Abraham is just one of our general dentists your child may end up seeing for their oral exam. In our waiting room children can have fun time playing with our video games or watching a movie on one of our movie theaters’ large screens. Our dentists work very hard to make sure that this fund mood continues when the children come in to the dentist office for their dental exam. We know that the attitude children have toward dentists, and dentist offices, can be formed by early memories of trips to the dentist; raise we do everything we can to make these memories extremely pleasant and comfortable ones. Our kids dentist in San José will want to be sure that your child’s baby teeth and gums remain healthy.
Baby teeth perform several important functions in a child’s mouth. To begin with, baby teeth act as placeholders for the child’s permanent teeth. If the baby tooth is not able to stay in the mouth for as long as necessary, the permanent tooth may not have a place saved for it. It may end up coming in at an angle or in an entirely wrong spot. For this reason, it is very important that baby teeth stay healthy so they can act as placeholders for as long as possible. Baby teeth also help with a child’s early language development. If baby teeth are missing, the child may not be able to develop speaking skills which will allow them to communicate clearly. Baby teeth are also needed to make sure that food is thoroughly chewed so that the child can benefit from the nutrition the food offers. For an appointment for your child to receive an oral exam by our kids dentist in San José, contact us for an appointment.