- Stop cavities with silver diamine fluoride
- Bring your kids to see us starting at age 2
- Care for kids’ smiles with preventive treatments
A family dental office should be able to care for everyone, including the youngest members of your family. Pediatric dentistry in Cupertino is an integral part of what we do. In fact, you are welcome to bring your children to see us as early as their second birthday. By bringing your family to Cupertino Family Dental Center, you can:Dr. Jacqueline Lo on Pediatric Dentistry Read Transcript
Dr. Jacqueline Lo on Pediatric Dentistry
I love kids. They should be coming with smiles to the office if they never visited a dentist before, if their first visit. We just took them around the office and showed them our chairs. We put them in the chair, up and down. We just give them that. And we give them the balloon made with the gloves. And put them in the chair. If they don't want to sit by themselves, we have them sit on Mom or Dad's lap. Play with them. First visit we usually don't really force them to open their mouth. We give them a small mirror to take a look into their mouth and then just get them used to the environment.
Once they open their mouth, we just play with them. Counting their teeth, and we do very little, not invasive, for the first visit. We just want to introduce them to the dental office. We do have new technology to treat the young children with the cavities. It's not invasive. We don't need to drill the tooth. We don't need to look at orthotics.
Say we're doing fluoride. We paint it on the teeth and we stop the progress of the cavities, and then, you know, the kids, you know, the cavities stop there because it's baby teeth. As long as they can just, without progress, they can stay there until the natural time for them to come out, and that's fine. Or when they are looking older, we can do the restoration. But when they are at the younger age, we can just put the medication there, and we don't have to do invasive treatment for that.
- Make professional dental care a lifelong habit
- Prevent many problems, including toothaches and infections
- Find decay early so it can be treated before it causes bigger problems
- Have one place to go for all your family’s dental care
- Build relationships that can reduce dental anxiety as kids get older
Dental visits are lighthearted and fun when children visit us. We want your kids to see our office as a place where people enjoy having them around and a place where people care about their well-being. To schedule your kids’ next appointments, call 408-766-7285 today.
Our Children’s Dentists Set the Stage For Healthy Smiles
You’ve likely heard that saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to healthy mouths, that is definitely true. The home hygiene habits you teach your kids are essential to keeping their teeth free from decay and cavities. You also know, however, that your kids might not always brush and floss as well as or as often as they should. That’s where preventive care at our family dentistry office helps support your efforts at home.
- Dental sealants to seal the deep grooves on young children’s permanent molars to prevent cavities
- Fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel and make it resistant to decay
- Silver diamine fluoride applications to arrest the progress of cavities
We Take a Gentle Approach to Dental Care
Many kids are going to get cavities. By age 5, around 28 percent of kids have had at least one cavity in their primary teeth, according to the National Institutes of Health. More than half of all kids will have at least one cavity by age 11. Knowing this, we are proud to offer silver diamine fluoride. This can stop cavities in their tracks without the need for shots or “the drill.”
Everyone at Cupertino Family Dental Center wants your kids to have the best experience possible with pediatric dentistry in Cupertino. Set up their appointments by calling 408-766-7285.