CHILDREN DENTISTRY AT BAY STAR DENTAL, SAN MATEO, CA
Exclusive Children Dental Services At Bay Star Dental, San Mateo, CA.
We focus on Children’s dental needs
Bay Star Dental in San Mateo provides comprehensive pediatric dental care services for children and young adults between the ages of two and eighteen years of age. From growth of your first primary teeth to its eruption, and progressive dental care, we guide children in developing and maintaining strong and healthy teeth.
A pediatric dentist or a pedodontist is a dentist who is trained a few extra years in educating themselves about the oral health care needs of children from infancy through teenage years. We have understood that young teens, pre-teens, and teenagers require very different approaches in understanding the importance of looking after their dental health. This would involve dental growth and development and guiding them to prevent future problems. A pediatric dentist would be the best person to handle this.
Eruption of your child’s teeth
Your child’s dental health would require attention throughout their period of growth and more prominently between the ages of two and eighteen. The first set of teeth would have formed by the age of three and its eruption would begin by the age of six where in the permanent set of teeth would form. Its growth would progress until the age of 21. By the time the child has grown into an adult, he or she would have a permanent set of 28 teeth which can count up to 32 considering the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth.
Deciding the best time for Orthodontic care
Children may begin to develop malocclusions or bad bites as early as two to three years of age. Early preventive steps can reduce the chances of further complications and ensure healthy teeth.
Early Treatment: Early treatment is between the ages of 2 and 6. During this age, we are primarily concerned about underdeveloped dental arches, loss of baby teeth, and harmful habits such as thumb sucking and mouth breathing.
Mixed Dentition: We categorize this period between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Children will begin to develop eruption of permanent incisors and molars. During these years, children will be accessed and treated for jaw growth discrepancies and maloclussions.
Adolescent Dentition: During this period, adolescents are monitored for the growth of their permanent teeth and resolve bite issues if any.
As you visit Dr. Lee in San Mateo for your child’s dental health assessment and treatment, we will discuss every area of pediatric and adult dental care from prevention, diagnosis, to treatment.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Lee at Bay Star Dental in San Mateo for your personalized dental care.