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Children's Dentist

At St James Dental Group, our team of doctors and staff have many years of experience working with children of all ages. If you are looking for a childrens dentist that truly cares about not only your child’s dental health but his/her entire health, you have come to the right place. As parents, we want the best for our children and finding a dentist that likes working with children is very important. At St James Dental Group in Cudahy CA, we are trained to deal with the unique needs of children especially calming their fears and educating them about good oral health.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit at age 1 or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth and twice a year thereafter. Proper pediatric dental care of a child’s baby teeth is very important, as they hold the space for eruption of the permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is badly decayed to the point that it would need to be removed, the space necessary for the permanent tooth is lost without the use of a space maintainer and your child with need braces to fix the problem. Infected baby teeth can effect the permanent teeth as well. Here are some suggestions to prepare your child for their first visit to the kids dentist to ensure that it’s a great experience for them.

  • Set a good example by showing a positive attitude with your own dental care and treatment.
  • Schedule the appointment in the morning when your child is not tired.
  • Talk to your child how fun it is to go to the dentist. “First you sit in this magic chair that goes up and down, then the dentist will count your teeth and brush your teeth and then you’ll get a surprise for being so good.”

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