California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry
Sumity Sharma, DDS
Family Dentistry located in Milpitas, CA
Making sure that your child gets proper and professional dental care should be at the top of your priority list. At California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry in Milpitas, California, Sumity Sharma, DDS, offers compassionate and comprehensive care to children to ensure their long-lasting oral health. To learn more about what pediatric dentistry can do for your child, book an appointment online or by phone.
Dentistry for Children Q & A
What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty field of dentistry that exclusively focuses on the oral health of children from birth to their late teenage years.
Dr. Sharma monitors and oversees your child’s dental health at every step of the way. This includes the growth of adult teeth, gum development, and oral hygiene habits.
The earlier you book an appointment for your children, the more likely they’ll get the dental care they need to develop into healthy adults. Since children start growing teeth as early as six months old, it’s essential that they see a dentist as soon as their teeth emerge, so that Dr. Sharma can catch any abnormality early when it’s easiest to fix.
Children are much more susceptible to developing dental diseases in their early years. Pediatric dentistry significantly reduces this risk.
What services does pediatric dentistry include?
Pediatric dentistry includes a wide range of dental services. These services are similar to those adults receive, though the approach and attention are different.
The most common pediatric services at California Happy Teeth Family Dentistry include:
- Preventive dental care
- Teeth straightening evaluation
- Bite misalignment management
- Oral exams
- Thumb-sucking and pacifier rectifications
- Gum disease control
- Emergency dental care
- Oral condition evaluation
In addition to the above, Dr. Sharma also works closely with children to make sure that they develop proper oral hygiene habits that they can carry into their adult life.
How often should a child see the dentist?
As mentioned above, it’s important that you schedule a pediatric dental appointment for your child as soon as possible to ensure that their dental development poses no complications and risks for their overall health.
The golden frequency standard for dental visits is twice a year. This applies both to children and adults. During these visits, Dr. Sharma cleans your child’s teeth and makes sure no issues have arisen.
Nonetheless, the dental needs of each child vary. If Dr. Sharma has determined that your child suffers from tooth decay or unusual growths, she might suggest more regular visits to track the progress. She lets you know how often she recommends you bring your child into the office.
Dr. Sharma is committed to establishing a trusting relationship with you and always has your child’s best interest at heart. Get your child in front of a dental professional who cares. Book a pediatric appointment online or by phone.