Dentistry For Kids in Los Gatos, CA
As parents, you have an opportunity to help your child develop good oral health habits. This includes routine visits to a children’s dentist in Los Gatos like Dr. Nicole Pagonis. Dr. Pagonis is a general dentist who can provide dental care to all the members of your family, including kids. She enjoys helping children create a healthy view of dentistry, and the entire team at Nicole Pagonis, DDS, go out of their way to make dental visits as enjoyable as possible.
Why Baby Teeth Are So Important
Although your child will ultimately lose baby teeth, also called primary teeth, they serve an essential purpose, so it’s necessary to keep them healthy. If your child loses baby teeth prematurely through trauma or decay, this can have a negative impact on how the adult teeth grow in. They also help with your child’s ability to chew healthy foods. In addition, they also help with proper speech development.
If your child develops a cavity in a baby tooth, a filling is usually the best way to protect your child’s long-term oral health.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
Dr. Pagonis usually recommends that children start visiting the dentist when their first teeth erupt—or around the age of one year. Of course, if parents have concerns prior to this, they are always welcome to bring kids in earlier.
The purpose of your child’s initial dental appointments is to familiarize them with the dentist's office. Dr. Pagonis will let them take a spin in the chair and will conduct as much of a dental exam as your child is comfortable with. She will also talk to you about proper oral care at home to ensure your child’s teeth are being cleaned properly.
We offer preventive services for children at our Los Gatos, CA dental office, including fluoride treatments to prevent cavities. As your children grow up, we look forward to being a part of keeping their smiles healthy and happy.
The Nicole Pagonis, DDS, Difference
We are passionate about providing the finest dentistry to the families in our area. Dr. Pagonis is committed to providing the best possible care to her patients and has incorporated the latest in dental technology into her practice. That, along with Dr. Pagonis’s knowledge and experience, ensures that we provide excellence in dentistry. But what makes us truly stand out from other dental practices is the relationships we’ve built with our patients.
From our comfortable and modern dental office to our friendly and dedicated team, we hope you’ll enjoy your time with us.
Give Our Los Gatos Dental Clinic a Call Today
Choosing a family dentist is an important decision. If your children or any member of your family are due for a dental checkup, we would love to see you. We warmly welcome new patients to our Los Gatos, CA dental office. Make an appointment today!