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The Super Dentists is the largest, most trusted, and top-awarded pediatric dentist in San Diego, and our reputation and trusted pediatric dental services didn’t happen by accident.
We’ve created the most child-friendly kids’ dentist in San Diego. The Super Dentists pediatric dentists love working with kids, and everything we do ensures children have a positive association with visiting our dentists and the pediatric dental services we provide.
Being the #1 pediatric dentist in San Diego takes years of education, considerable skill, and the desire to deliver unparalleled pediatric dental care. The Super Dentists checks all the boxes – the best pediatric dentistry and orthodontics services, patient-friendly and child-focused care, all delivered with our trademark brand of unmatched customer service!
A childrens 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 dentists can treat children, our pediatric dentists in San Diego are experts in complete pediatric dentistry and orthodontics services. The Super Dentists cater to the unique needs of children to maintain your kids’ oral health and beautiful smiles.
We believe every child deserves a great smile. The Super Dentists goes well beyond traditional children's dental services by providing a fun, engaging, unforgettable experience every time your child visits our San Diego child’s dentist. See why 1 in every 5 San Diego children is a Super Dentists kid - schedule your visit todayor call us at 1 (855) GO SUPER or Text 1 (844) 765-1234.
What is a Pediatric Dentist and Why Do You Need One?
A pediatric dentist is a must-have for parents who want to keep their child’s teeth looking great. Fortunately, The Super Dentists is the premier pediatric dentist in San Diego that provides children and teens with excellent dental care.
As the leading pediatric dental services provider in San Diego, The Super Dentists employs expert pediatric dentists. The Super Dentists boasts comprehensive experience in working with kids and parents alike. By doing so, each of our family dentists in San Diego helps patients receive unparalleled dental care and children’s dental services.
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 choices for pediatric dentistry and orthodontics services, and these reasons include:
- Legendary Reputation: Our team has a sterling reputation that is built on providing out-of-this-world, child-centered dental care to patients across San Diego.
- Best-in-Class Dental Technology: Our San Diego kids’ dentist uses the latest dental technologies to provide comfortable, safe and effective treatments for patients.
- Convenient Locations: We offer six convenient San Diego office locations including: Carmel Valley, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Escondido, Kearny Mesa and Oceanside.
- Extended Hours: Our offices offer extended hours. We open as early as 7 am and close as late as 7 pm and are open some Saturdays so you never have to miss school or work again. Call your local office for hours. We’re also open on most holidays so you can come see us when you’re off from work. Holiday hours vary, please call ahead.
- Insurance Options: We work with almost 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 been reinventing and transforming the dental experience for thousands of kids in San Diego. We strive to provide an out-of-this-world experience every time.
The American Dental Association recommends a comprehensive dental examination every six months. This is especially important for children who have soft baby teeth that can decay quickly. In some cases, your dentist may 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 other health issues.
Whether you’re looking for a toddler dentist or an adolescent, the link between dental health and overall well-being has been well documented. This is just one reason why you should visit our pediatric dentists in San Diego today!
Fluoride is one of the best treatments and pediatric dental services 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. Our pediatric dentists give 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’s not enough left to support a filling. A dental crown keeps the tooth and root intact and reduces the risk of pain and infection. With cavities, timing is everything. If you suspect your child might have one, schedule an appointment today. If you wait too long, a crown might be the only option to keep a tooth intact. Either way, our children's dental services will help today!
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
Setting up a good oral hygiene routine for your children should start early in their life. Get your kids in the habit of brushing and flossing. Our pediatric dentist network in San Diego uses a magic augmented reality sticker to bring our Tooth Keri to life in a 3-D mini movie to teach kids how to brush and floss. Learn more by visiting our Augmented Reality App page. Teaching kids to brush and floss correctly and practice good dental care every day will help their teeth and gums stay healthy.
Cosmetic Dentistry and Related Children’s Dental Services
At The Super Dentists, our pediatric dentistry and orthodontics services are designed to give everyone, including your child, a confident, winning smile. 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. Our pediatric dentists have all the required tools and resources to ensure your child has the smile they’ve always wanted!
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.
Teeth bonding is one of our signature pediatric dental services. 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. We realize children can be self-conscious about damaged teeth, so The Super Dentists apply a material that’s colored exactly like their teeth for a seamless, stress-free appearance restoration.
Laser Pediatric Dentistry
Laser Pediatric Dentistry allows for extreme precision in many of our procedures, and it eliminates the need for anesthetics. From laser teeth whitening, frenectomies (adding flexibility to the lips and gums) tongue-tie procedures, and much more, The Super Dentists is your go-to source for safe, effective, affordable laser children's dental services in the San Diego area!
The Super Dentists take every precaution to ensure your child's dentist provides nothing less than top-notch dental care in the safest and cleanest environment. We follow the most advanced guidelines for instrument sterilization and infection controls from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association.
Pediatric Dental Sealants
Pediatric 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. A common application and use for sealants are for decay prevention for molars and bicuspids (premolars) to protect them from tooth decay. Think of dental sealants as a way to prevent plaque buildup.
The Super Dentists use the magic “Wand” to alleviate pain and turn a regular dentist visit into a magical adventure! The Wand is just one more way The Super Dentists provide children's dental services with little to no anxiety and ensure an enjoyable experience for every visit!
Using the latest technology and the most advanced equipment The Super Dentists utilizes digital x-rays that have little to no radiation as opposed to film x-rays. Stop in today and get an inside look at your child’s dental picture today!
What is tongue-tie? A small piece of tissue under the tongue called the lingual frenulum typically separates from the tongue on its own after birth. The lingual frenulum gives the tongue total flexibility. Tongue-tie is caused when the lingual frenulum stays attached. A tongue-tie constricts tongue mobility and is responsible for different oral health problems. Our children's dentistry of San Diego can alleviate tongue-tie today.
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
You have questions and our pediatric dentist in San Diego 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 should my child expect on our first visit?
We’re aware that dental anxiety is an issue for many children and their parents. That’s why your child’s initial visit to our pediatric dentist is all about being comfortable and building trust. Our pediatric dentistry and orthodontics services are focused on every child’s dental care, and it starts with a level of personal comfort to make them feel at ease.
The Super Dentists will review your child’s dental care history in order to develop a care regimen moving forward. If necessary, The Super Dentists will take some x-rays and provide a thorough dental cleaning. We’ll also answer any questions you or your child have. Our philosophy for your first dental visit is to leave no doubt that The Super Dentists is your choice for children’s dental services for the second visit, and every visit afterward!
- What is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist serves as a specialist in the field of pediatric 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 six locations throughout the city.
- How often should you go to the dentist for children’s dental services?
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 within six months after the first tooth erupts or no later than age one, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Because a child’s primary teeth typically begin growing in at around 6 months of age, taking a baby to the dentist early is a proactive approach for parents to ensure there are no issues with 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 a life-long, positive association with the dentists. The Super Dentists are the region’s best pediatric dentists and orthodontists, and we also treat teens and adults.
- How many baby teeth do we lose?
Typically, children lose all 20 of their baby teeth over the course of their childhood up until about the age of 13. Baby teeth eventually will be replaced with 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 central incisors) are usually the first to go. This typically occurs around age 5 or 6.
If you’re concerned about juvenile tooth loss or have any questions, stop by our children’s dentistry of San Diego today. We have plenty of area locations to serve you and your family.
- Why should babies see a dentist?
Ideally, your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen before their first birthday.
Taking a proactive approach to your child’s oral health care by bringing them to the dentist at a young age can identify dental issues before they become urgent, help you learn how to teach your child to brush and floss and get your child used to visiting the dentist. With our pediatric dental services in place before your child’s first birthday, they’re set up for superior oral health throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood! Schedule your children’s dental services with The Super Dentists online today!
- Why should you choose The Super Dentists for children’s dental services?
At The Super Dentists, we can answer any and all dental questions, at any time. Our expert pediatric dentist team will take the time to understand your pediatric dentistry questions and will handle all of your dental questions as needed. We’re ready to provide you with informative, easy-to-understand answers to your dental questions and offer you the dental solutions you need.
Find out more about the pediatric dentistry and orthodontics available from The Super Dentists – you’ll be happy you did! To learn more about our family dental services, Call us at (855) GO SUPER or Text 1 (844) 765-1234 or click here.
From the entire team here at The Super Dentists, we look forward to providing world-class, patient-first dentistry for kids, and pediatric dental services for you and your family!