Optimal oral health begins with your child’s first dental visit in Brentwood

As adults, we know that we should maintain regular visits to our dentist if we want to keep our smile looking and feeling its best. The question regarding when a child should begin seeing the dentist, on the other hand, remains unanswered for some. Interestingly enough, the answer often depends on who you ask. Some say that early dental care can safely begin around the age of three, when a child may be more comfortable sitting in the dentist's chair. The problem with this late start is that many dentists report seeing patients far younger than this present with significant tooth decay. With this in mind, we encourage our patients to schedule their child's first dental visit in our Brentwood office as soon as his or her first tooth erupts.

The primary focus of pediatric dental care is the prevention of dental problems like cavities. Cavities are one of the most prevalent of childhood diseases, which is sad when you realize they can be prevented. In our office, we work with families to help children develop healthy habits early in life. These habits will stay with them well into adulthood, and make a huge impact on the look and feel of their smiles.

Tooth decay is a serious problem that can affect all aspects of a child's life. Poor oral health may have a negative impact on speech development, academic performance, and a child's overall sense of self-esteem. Aside from the potential for physical and emotional challenges, early dental care also carries the benefit of familiarizing your child with the dentist at such an early age that there is far less likelihood he or she will experience dental anxiety.

Dr. Alkhoury and his experienced dental team provide excellent care to patients of all ages. We are invested in your family's oral health, and we make visits fun and comfortable for children.

Each of us is deserving of a healthy smile. With early preventive measures, you can start your child out in a positive direction. Contact Brentwood Family Dental at 925-344-5296 to schedule your visit today.

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review author Audrey T. Brentwood Family Dental, Dr. Jamil Alkhoury, 5 star review by Audrey T. " Dr Alkhoury is wonderful! He took great care of my 5 year old daughter. He and his assistant made my daughter feel very comfortable. She is wanting to come back to the dentist for her next check up already. Highly recommend! They are the best at Brentwood Family Dental. Thank you Dr Alkhoury!!! "
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