Building a specialized dental plan for your child is the best way to ensure their lasting oral health. To do that, you need a dental team you can trust to work with your kids in a helpful, friendly way. Help your child create healthy dental habits for the rest of their lifetime by setting up routine checkups at Dental Express. Our team believes it’s essential to start dental care early in life. This way, you and your child can take preventive measures and minimize future issues. To schedule a checkup for your little one, reach out to us at one of our practices in San Diego, CA.
Our Primary Focus is Your Oral Health
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), tooth decay is the most prevalent infectious disease our children face in the United States. This unsettling fact is why it’s crucial to make a habit of taking your child to the dentist when they’re young. Getting your child accustomed to going to the dentist helps you establish it as a positive experience and shows them it’s an important part of life.
Professional dental organizations like the AAPD recommend taking your child for their first dentist visit before their first birthday. From then on, parents should take their little ones to the dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. We intend to provide your child with an enjoyable and relaxing visit at any of our practices in San Diego, CA. This type of experience will make dentist visits a positive part of your child’s life, so they’ll be more likely to practice good dental habits. During their visit, we’ll make sure their baby teeth are coming in correctly, search for any issues, and teach them the best way to brush and floss at home. To set your child up with a healthy smile, contact Dental Express to schedule a checkup with one of our dentists.
Every child should have an oral health plan tailored to their unique dental needs. The sooner you start taking them to the dentist, the healthier and safer their teeth will be for the rest of their lives. And it’s never too late to start.
We recommend bringing your child in six months after their first tooth emerges. At Dental Express, we take a proactive approach to dental care with preventive treatments to protect your little one’s baby teeth. Since they’ll have their primary teeth for years, keeping them healthy while their adult teeth are coming in is essential. At their routine checkups, we’ll look for cavities, misaligned teeth, and other potential issues. Our team will show you how to clean your child’s teeth properly and how to watch for troublesome habits like thumb-sucking.
What to Expect
At Dental Express, we know how challenging a dentist visit can be for your little one. Don’t worry. As soon as they walk through the door, we’ll welcome them into a fun, comfortable environment where they can feel at home.
Your child’s visit will include a dental exam and cleaning. During the exam, we’ll take every opportunity to educate and get them excited about dental health while creating an easy-going experience. After the cleaning, our dentists will address any issues with you. We might also suggest a fluoride treatment to strengthen their teeth or recommend applying a sealant to prevent tooth decay and cavities. If any of their teeth are decayed, chipped, or broken, we’ll create a custom treatment plan to get them back on track to a happy, healthy smile. As your child gets older, we may suggest orthodontics to straighten out their smile and reduce the risk of dental issues as they age.
Our goal is to provide preventive care for your child that will make the most of their baby teeth, save them the pain of dealing with cavities, and save you money in the process.
If we find any issues, we’ll discuss treatment options with you and set up a follow-up appointment for your child. Following the exam, we’ll share the essential parts of an at-home oral health routine with you and your little one. We provide patients of all ages with the knowledge to best protect their teeth at home. To help prevent dental issues, we’ll show you the best techniques for brushing and flossing your child’s teeth and tips on how to fight cavities outside the office.
Before and after meeting with your dentist, a treatment planner will review your dental insurance breakdown, making sure you understand your policy, maximize your benefits, and have full transparency. Our team is dedicated to helping you receive the best dental care at the most affordable price. During your meeting with the dental planner, we encourage you to ask questions and get to know your policy. Once we have identified your needs, we will talk to your insurance to calculate your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.
Most providers will cover routine dental exams since they’re such an integral part of an oral health regimen. If you don’t have dental insurance, Dental Express accepts many payments, including medical financing. Our team is happy and committed to work with you and to help you find an affordable option.