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Do you wonder if you should bring your child to the dentist? Did you know if you teach your child the importance of oral hygiene when they are young, you are setting them up for a lifetime of positive and healthy oral hygiene habits? Yes, it’s true!

Our dentist, Dr. Param Gill with Monte Vista Dental in Turlock, California, understands you may have questions about pediatric care and the necessity of it. That is why we have provided you with this list of general information about pediatric dentistry and what it can do for you and your children:

-Did you know that pediatric dentists receive additional care beyond dental school? It’s true, as they have two to three years of extra experience learning techniques designed for children, infants, and individuals with special needs.

-Because a child’s smile is different than an adult’s smile, several oral health procedures need to be adapted to work effectively for children. Procedures such as dental sealants have been proven safe for children and highly effective.

-A pediatric dentist can not only protect a child’s teeth but also set their mouth on a path of oral health success so that one day their adult teeth will function correctly too.

-Pediatric dentistry is designed to assist in the oral health care of younger individuals and special needs patients.

-Children cannot brush their own teeth, so techniques and tips can be provided by your pediatric dentist to care for your child’s smile.

If you have questions about our practice, or if you would like to bring your child in for a checkup, please call us today at 209.669.6500 to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to assist you and your little ones with any questions you may have.