Your Kids Deserve the Specialty Care of a Pediatric Dentist
Being the premier pediatric dentist offices in the San Diego area requires years of specialty pediatric dentistry training. Our Super Dentists also have a nurturing temperament to work with kids including those with special needs. Being the best kids’ dentist in San Diego takes years of education, skill as a children’s dentist and the desire to deliver unparalleled pediatric dental care.
A children's dentist has a keen knowledge of how teeth develop from the earliest stages of life and an understanding of how the mouth and jaw grow. While general dentist can treat children, The Super Dentists are experts. Our super pediatric dentists use state-of-the-art equipment, as well as proven relaxation techniques to keep kids comfortable during dental exams and procedures. The Super Dentists cater to the unique needs of children, to maintain your kids’ oral health and beautiful smiles.
Why Do You Need a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a must-have for parents who want to keep their child’s teeth looking great. Fortunately, The Super Dentists is a premier pediatric dentist in San Diego that provides children with excellent dental care.
As a leading children’s dentistry practice in San Diego, The Super Dentists employs expert pediatric dentists. Our Super Dentists boast comprehensive experience and work with kids and parents alike. By doing so, each of our family dentists in San Diego helps patients receive unparalleled dental care and guidance.
When it comes to finding a kids’ dentist in San Diego, look no further than The Super Dentists. There are many reasons why we rank as one of the top San Diego children’s dentistry options, and these reasons include:
- Legendary Reputation: Our team has a sterling reputation that is built on providing out-of-this-world, kids-centered dental care to patients across San Diego.
- Best-in-Class Dental Technology: We use the latest dental technologies to provide comfortable, safe and effective treatments for patients.
- Convenient Locations: We offer convenient San Diego office locations in Carmel Valley, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Kearny Mesa and Oceanside.
- Extended Hours: Our offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and we provide Saturday office hours, too.
- Insurance Options: We work with all types of insurance and are happy to help patients review their dental insurance coverage. Or, if a dental treatment is not covered by insurance, we provide flexible financing options.
Since 1996, The Super Dentists has done everything possible to help patients straighten and clean their teeth and improve their smiles. Our devotion to providing memorable patient experiences is ongoing, and we constantly search for ways to deliver exceptional patient support.
Every six months, the American Dental Association recommends that everyone with teeth should have a comprehensive dental examination. This is especially important for children who have soft baby teeth that can decay quickly. In some cases, your super dentist will recommend more frequent visits depending on your child’s needs
Teeth cleaning is a routine part of a dental checkup, but you may not realize how important regular teeth cleaning can be for your overall health. Medical studies have shown that good oral hygiene not only helps prevent tooth loss, but can prevent heart disease, dementia and issues of diabetes, as well.
Fluoride is one of the best treatments for preventing tooth decay. For children, starting when primary teeth erupt and until age 16, fluoride helps strengthen primary and permanent teeth. During this development stage, fluoride use is the most important; however, adults benefit from fluoride as well.
When a tooth is fractured or damaged due to decay or trauma, dental fillings can replace and restore the tooth’s structure. No one wants to hear that they have a cavity; however, cavity filling is a routine procedure that can fix the tooth. The Super Dentists gives you the option of white resin composite or amalgam fillings.
If a cavity is not caught early, the decay can destroy so much of the tooth that there is not enough left to support a filling. This can also be the case with a broken tooth or with a root canal. A dental crown keeps the tooth and root intact and reduces the risk of pain and infection.
Can a trip to the dentist be a relaxing experience? The Super Dentists say, “Yes!” Whatever dental treatments your children need, The Super Dentists will help them sit back, relax and have a positive experience at the dentist. As pediatric dental specialists, The Super Dentists have an array of sedation dentistry methods that are safe and effective for kids.
The Super Dentists want your children to have healthy, beautiful teeth that will last them a lifetime. Sometimes, it is necessary to pull a tooth that cannot be repaired, or to protect the other teeth. Called a tooth extraction or tooth removal, this procedure is recommended if a tooth is damaged or decayed, a baby tooth is in the way of a permanent tooth causing space issues, a wisdom tooth is impacted or to make room for orthodontic work if there is crowding.
Brushing and Flossing
Good oral hygiene habits should begin around age three. This includes learning proper brushing and flossing techniques. In order to help kids learn how to brush and floss, The Super Dentists have created an informative instructional video. Teaching kids to brush and floss teeth correctly, and encouraging them to practice good dental care every day will help their teeth and gums stay healthy.
You want your children to be happy with their smiles, so they will freely show them to the world. Sometimes children can be self-conscious when teeth are discolored, worn, uneven, cracked or have unsightly gaps. White fillings, tooth bonding, gingival recontouring and frenectomies are types of cosmetic dentistry that can bring out a confident smile.
When a deep cavity in a baby tooth reaches the nerve (pulp), your pediatric dentist may recommend a pulpotomy. A pulpotomy removes part of the tooth’s pulp to prevent or treat the formation of an abscess.
If your child has a chipped or cracked tooth, mismatched tooth sizes, unsightly spaces between teeth or discolored or faded teeth, you can enhance your child’s smile with tooth bonding.
The Super Dentists take every precautionary measure to ensure your child is receiving top-notch dental care in the safest and cleanest environment. We maintain a positive safety culture and follow the most advanced guidelines for instrument sterilization in dentistry as well as infection control in the dental practice. The Super Dentists strictly follow sterilization and disinfection of dental instrument guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association.
Dental sealants are safe, thin plastic coatings placed on the tops and sides of your child’s teeth. Sealants are made of the same type of materials that are used for white fillings.
What is tongue tie? A small piece of tissue under the tongue – called the lingual frenulum – typically separates after birth. This gives the tongue total flexibility. Tongue tie is caused when the lingual frenulum stays attached. Tongue tie constricts tongue mobility and is responsible for different oral health problems.
You have questions – and The Super Dentists has the answers! These dental questions & answers will help you learn more about San Diego’s premier pediatric dentistry. Here’s a closer look at some of the most common pediatric dentistry questions:
- What is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist serves as a specialist in the field of dentistry dealing particularly with the oral healthcare of children. This dental professional plays an important role in a child’s oral health, from infancy to the teenage years. The Super Dentists is the premier pediatric dental network in San Diego, with five locations throughout the city.
- How often should you go to the dentist?
We recommend a check-up every six months to prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, more frequent check-ups may be necessary based on your personal oral health. If you or your child have experienced cavities, toothaches, or other dental issues, you may need to visit The Super Dentists every 2-3 months, at least until any problems are taken care of.
- When should a baby first go to the dentist?
A child should go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Because a child’s primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age, taking a baby to the dentist empowers parents to take a proactive approach to their child’s oral health. And ultimately, this allows parents to reduce a child’s risk of short- and long-term oral health issues. What’s more, a baby’s first visit to the dentist encourages life-long, positive dental care habits. The Super Dentists have the region’s best pediatric dentist and orthodontic team, and we also treat teenagers, adults, and senior citizens as well!
- How many baby teeth do we lose?
Typically, your child will lose all 20 of his or her baby teeth over the course of several years. This usually occurs by the age of 13. Baby teeth eventually will be replaced by up to 32 permanent teeth (28 without wisdom teeth). And as your child loses baby teeth, permanent ones will begin to erupt in their place.
- How many teeth do children have?
Children have 20 baby teeth – 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. These teeth act as placeholders for the adult teeth that grow in after the baby teeth fall out.
Adults have more teeth than children. Most adults have 32 teeth, including four canines, eight incisors, eight premolars and 12 molars (as well as four wisdom teeth).
- When do kids’ teeth fall out?
For the most part, a child’s 20 baby teeth usually fall out in the order in which they developed. A child’s baby teeth typically come in by age 3, and the lower center teeth (lower center incisors) are usually the first to go. This typically occurs around age 5 or 6.
- Why should babies see a dentist?
Ideally, your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. Taking your child to the dentist at a young age empowers you to prevent problems such as tooth decay, along with allowing you to learn how to clean your child’s teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. Plus, bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits and acclimates your child to the dental office, reducing the stress frequently associated with visiting the dentist.
- Why should you choose The Super Dentists?
At The Super Dentists, we’re prepared to answer any and all dental questions, at any time. Our expert team will take the time to understand your pediatric dentistry questions and will handle all of your dental questions as needed. Therefore, we’re ready to provide you with informative, easy-to-understand answers to your dental questions and offer you the dental services you need consistently. Our reputation is built on exceptional services, professional patient care, and the most comprehensive dental care available anywhere in San Diego County.
Find out more about the pediatric dentistry and orthodontic specialties available from The Super Dentists – you’ll be happy you did! To learn more about our family dental services, please contact us today at (760) or (619) DENTIST (336-8478) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.