Kids Dentist

Hyun S. Bang, DDS

General Dentistry located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Your child should start getting regular dental care from the time their very first tooth erupts. Because learning proper oral health techniques and detecting tooth decay early is important for your child, the compassionate team of kid’s dentists at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, in San Francisco, offers gentle and comprehensive dental care. Book your child’s dental exam online today or call the office directly to speak with a team member.

Kids Dentist Q & A

Why do I need a kid’s dentist?

Even though your child’s baby teeth are only temporary, they’re important for creating a healthy path for their future permanent teeth. Good oral health care early on is essential for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Your little one needs a kid’s dentist to:

  • Apply tooth-protecting sealants
  • Prevent baby bottle tooth decay
  • Design an orthodontic treatment plan
  • Teach them (or you) how to brush and floss
  • Detect signs of tooth abnormalities or cavities
  • Treat toothaches, decay, or other oral health issues

You may also need to build a relationship with a kid’s dentist if your child is continuing to use a pacifier or suck their thumbs or fingers past the age of 3.

Ongoing habits like these can lead to future issues with crooked teeth or an abnormal bite. Your kid’s dentist may suggest a mouth appliance in these circumstances.

What happens during a kid’s dental exam?

The caring team of kid’s dentists at Hyun S. Bang, DDS, want you and your little one to feel comfortable during each appointment. Your child’s dental exam is entirely personalized to them and may include:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Physical dental exam
  • Fluoride or sealant treatments

The dental practitioners at Hyun S. Bang, DDS, spend time with your child, showing them every tool they use and talking with your child about what to expect so they can develop a healthy relationship with their dentist from a young age.  

How often should my child see a dentist?

The kid’s dentists at Hyun S. Bang, DDS, usually recommend scheduling your baby’s first dental exam when you start noticing teeth erupting. Your little one should have their first dental exam no later than their first birthday.

As long as your child is healthy and has no dental complaints, they most likely only need cleanings and exams twice a year. If your child experiences a toothache or suffers from trauma (like during sports), you can certainly bring them in for a kid’s dentist appointment as needed.

Schedule your kid’s dentist appointment at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, directly through the online scheduler. You can also call the office to book an appointment.