Pediatric Dentist Practicing in Huntington Beach, CA

Your child is not just a small adult. They may be fearful of seeing a dentist for the first time, and they may have difficulty cooperating and sitting still during a dental exam. Of course, all that is understandable. A pediatric dentist can make the experience easier for both your child and you. How? A pediatric dentist has the specialized skills needed to examine and treat your child in a way that makes them feel safe, comfortable, and confident.

Dr. Shalini Shah, the pediatric dentist at A Kids Dentist in Huntington Beach, California, has dedicated her practice to helping her young patients achieve the best possible oral health. She and her outstanding team have the qualifications, experience, and technology necessary to properly care for a child’s teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws from infancy through their teenage years.

Good Oral Healthcare Starts Early

It’s never too early for a child to begin seeing a pediatric dentist. By the time they reach six months of age, their baby teeth will have already started to erupt. At around age seven years, the child will begin to lose their first set of teeth, which will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth. Without proper dental care from the start, a child is more likely to face tooth decay and gum disease, which can cause pain and lead to complications.

A Kids Dentist offers a full range of pediatric dentistry services, including:

  • Teeth cleanings
  • Comprehensive dental checkups
  • Digital X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Space maintainers
  • Tooth-colored (composite) fillings
  • Pulpotomies
  • Dental crowns
  • Habit correction appliances, such as mouth guards for teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Athletic appliances, such as mouthguards for sports
  • Emergency dentistry for kids

Childhood is the optimal time to develop good oral healthcare habits that create the foundation for a healthy, pleasing smile. We suggest that you bring your child to our kid-friendly office to meet our pediatric dentist as soon as their first tooth comes in and no later than their first birthday. After your child’s first dental visit, you can schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning and checkup every six months. In addition to providing your child with preventive dental care and other pediatric dentistry treatments, we will teach them how to properly brush and floss so that they can establish good oral hygiene habits at home. We also offer clear braces and other pediatric orthodontics.

Contact A Kids Dentist today to schedule an appointment for your child to see Dr. Shah, the pediatric dentist at our office in Huntington Beach, CA.