4 Reasons To Get Your Child To Your The Dentist

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Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?

For many parents in the San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the Kenneth Hovden DDS post, we are going to review 4 reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.

1. Twelve months of age happens to be about the time when a child’s first teeth tend to erupt. Once those teeth are out, it’s time to get them looked at by a professional.

2. One of the most important things your Pacifica or Half Moon Bay dentist will do at this visit will be to clean those young teeth and apply fluoride.

3. Visiting the dentist at a young age is a great way to help your child get used to the dentist’s office. This will help them to be more comfortable with the dentist as they grow older.

4. Visiting the dentist also helps parents enlist the help of other adults is establishing good dental habits in their children. Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you might want to bring them for a short tour of our office beforehand. They can meet our friendly staff and learn what to expect when they come in for their exam.

I’m Dr. Kenneth Hovden, of Daly City. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact my professional dental team at 650-763-8794.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS we offer:

restorative dentistry
sleep apnea and snoring
TMJ treatment
Invisalign

Thanks for reading!

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

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901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Daly City Pediatric Dentistry

Daly City Pediatric Dentistry Your Daly City child’s dental health is essential to overall health and vitality. At Kenneth Hovden DDS, our Daly City pediatric dentists love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? The health of your Daly City child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

South San Francisco pediatric dental care is critical, and that is why we recommend bringing your Daly City child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss San Mateo County dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques and California orthodontics.

South San Francisco children’s dentists also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that affect your child’s Daly City pediatric dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities. Call us immediately at 650-755-6000 if your child has a dental emergency or Daly City tooth injury.

Our caring staff will make your child feel comfortable during their Daly City dental visit.

In additional to offering experienced Daly City kid’s dentistry, we are also a full-service California dental clinic. We offer advice and care on lumineers, tooth implants, teeth whitening, bonding, and restorative dentistry.

We hope to be your Daly City children’s dentist consultant.

Kenneth Hovden DDS
650-755-6000