Silicon Valley Dental Associates
Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Sunnyvale, CA
Your child’s baby teeth will fall out eventually to make way for their permanent adult teeth, but they still require care and maintenance until they do. Led by Colin Au, DDS, and Dianna Fung, DDS, the kid-friendly team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, provides gentle cleanings, thorough examinations, and other services to promote children’s oral health. To schedule a children’s dentistry appointment for your child, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Children’s Dentistry Q&A
What is children’s dentistry?
The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates is proud to serve children of all ages, promoting healthy habits, and providing comfortable treatments. Children’s dentistry includes a few components that aren’t necessary for adults. Kids have baby teeth that begin to appear between six months and one year of age.
During childhood, they lose these teeth to make way for their permanent adult set. The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates can help you and your child take care of their teeth throughout this process and make repairs when necessary.
What happens during my child’s first dental visit?
You can bring your child along to Silicon Valley Dental Associates with you for your visits, so they become familiar with the office and the friendly team. That way, they feel more at ease when it comes time for their own appointments.
The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates sees children ages two and up. Your child’s first dental visit is simple; the team welcomes them into the office and makes them feel comfortable.
If your child is ready, the team performs a quick, basic dental examination. This exam only takes between 30 and 45 minutes, and your dentist can tell you whether or not your child’s teeth are developing properly. If they identify any issues with your child’s teeth, bite, or gums, they might perform a more in-depth examination.
Finally, the team teaches you and your child proper brushing habits to use at home. They also teach you and your child how to floss correctly and can help you schedule your child’s next visit. Bringing your child to the dentist for regular exams and cleanings helps them become more familiar, trusting, and comfortable with the process.
Which other services can children get?
Beyond standard examinations and gentle cleanings, the team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates provides several different treatments and services for children. The team might recommend:
Baby teeth can get cavities, injuries, aesthetic flaws, and other complications that require crowns to repair. The team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates uses affordable all-ceramic crowns made of solid zirconia to cover your child’s baby teeth that need them.
Baby root canals
If your child has a deep cavity that affects the soft tissue and nerve within a tooth, called the pulp, the team might perform a baby root canal. During a baby root canal, the dentist removes the pulp to save the tooth.
Teeth have cusps and grooves that can be difficult to clean even with proper brushing habits. The dentist paints sealants onto your child’s teeth to seal the grooves and prevent cavities.
To schedule a dental visit for your child, call Silicon Valley Dental Associates or use the convenient online booking tool today.
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