Rancho Peñasquitos Pediatric Dentist

Are you a parent of a young brusher or flosser?

What you teach your child about dental hygiene and when you bring them in for their first dental appointment can make a big difference in their dental health later on in life. Give us a call or visit our office to find out more about children’s dentistry in Rancho Peñasquitos. We can’t wait to meet your family!

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Children's Dentistry at Carmel Mountain Dental Care

Have you ever felt nervous to go to the dentist? At Carmel Mountain Dental Care, our patients feel safe and cared for at every dental appointment. Starting visits to the dentist early-on is a great way to encourage positivity as children build a relationship with their dentist. Especially at children's appointments, our dental team works tirelessly to provide a comforting and friendly environment.

Kid-Friendly Team

Dr. Lee, Dr. Moeckel, and Dr. Saade make a point to treat kids with extra friendly attitudes because we know how impactful a positive dental experience can be at a young age.

Develop Trust

When our young patients know and trust our team, treatment becomes a breeze. That's why establishing and developing that trust is one of our top priorities.

Establish Good Habits

Prevention is the key to good dental health, and the key to prevention is establishing good habits early. Our team takes special care to set kids up for success!

Stephanie V.

"The team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care saw me same-day when I chipped my front tooth. They relieved my pain and fixed my smile in no time! I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a dental emergency!"

Stephanie V.

"I have been a patient at CMDC for 3 years now. This place is truly a gem and I will not go anywhere else! I have seen multiple hygienists and two different dentists, they have all treated me with the best care, respect and great service. I have a lot of sensitivity, they keep that in mind and are gentle. They truly go above and beyond for their patients and I no longer dread the dentist! Thank you!"

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When to Bring Your child in for a visit

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit their family dentist before their first birthday, or as soon as their first baby tooth erupts. This is a pivotal time in your child's dental health and positively impacts the future of their oral health and comfort at the dentist.

Why Should I Bring My Child To The Dentist?

Children are highly susceptible to cavities. This is because they then to consume more sugary foods and haven't developed good brushing and flossing techniques yet. A trip to the dentist allows our friendly team to provide a number of valuable resources:

  • Teach and develop good oral hygiene habits
  • Fix small dental issues before they become big problems
  • Predict and plan for changes in dental health
  • Develop a foundation of trust and support early-on

Frequently Asked Questions for Pediatric Dentists

Ask the experienced dentists of Carmel Mountain Dental Care for advice on how to take care of your child's teeth.

Why should I take my child to the dentist early?

Several reasons! It's never too early to take care of yourself. Starting your child at the dentist early helps establish trust between your kid and their doctor. When children have nothing but positive memories with their healthcare providers, it empowers them to get the care they need later on in life. Starting your child at the dentist early is an invest in their lifelong health.

It also helps the doctor become familiar with your child's oral development, so we can better understand their oral health history and their needs down the road. Routine dental visits can help us spot issues early and allows us the opportunity to establishing corrective behaviors before restorative treatment is necessary.

How do I care for my toddler's teeth?

From six months to about age three, your child’s gums may feel tender or sore as their baby teeth come in. If you have a red-faced baby or infant on your hands, try rubbing a cool, wet cloth across the gums or introducing a teething ring.

As new baby teeth erupt, examine your child’s smile every two weeks to check for discoloration or lines that may form due to decay. Remember, sugar doesn’t mix well with new teeth! Take care of your child’s smile with preventive steps such as brushing after breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as at bedtime.

Avoid using fluoride toothpaste for children under the age of two, and only use a small, pea-sized drop on a soft-bristled toothbrush. Remember to review proper tooth brushing methods with your dentist and your child.

How do I help my child care for their teeth?

Children are at a high risk for developing dental caries (cavities) or tooth decay. To reduce risks, parents are encouraged to make tooth brushing a family activity to encourage good dental hygiene habits. Your child should also visit the dentist at least once every six months for regular cleanings and checkups.

What should I know about wisdom teeth?

Permanent teeth begin to show as early as age six and continue to erupt until age 21. An adult smile typically has 28 teeth, or 32 once wisdom teeth erupt. Regular dental visits will help us keep an eye out for emerging wisdom teeth, and allow us to plan ahead for potential removal.

$150 New Patient Special!

First visit to Carmel Mountain Dental Care? Schedule your New Patient Appointment today to meet the team and get the quality care you deserve at Carmel Mountain Dental Care. Our New Patient Special includes a comprehensive exam, cleaning, x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan.

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