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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Jeff L. DiMariano, DDS

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Arden Arcade, Sacramento, CA

Your child’s smile is precious and unique, which is why you should make sure that they receive proper and personable dental care. Jeff DiMariano, DDS, and his team of dental professionals offer exceptional pediatric dentistry for their younger patients in Sacramento, California. Schedule a visit to their kid-friendly clinic today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What makes pediatric dentistry unique?

Children have different dental needs than adults, which is why the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes pediatric dentistry, or children’s dentistry, as a unique specialty. Pediatric dentists have to complete an additional two years of training after dental school to become officially certified.

A pediatric dentist has specialty training in childhood development and child psychology, making them particularly equipped and better able to handle the emotional needs of your child. 

Remember, visiting the dentist is a new experience for your child, and a dental appointment has the potential to be an anxiety-inducing experience. In fact, many dental phobias and anxieties typically begin with traumatic experiences during early childhood visits. 

Pediatric dentistry strives to make your child’s dental visit a warm, inviting, and friendly experience. By expertly addressing your child’s emotional needs, Dr. DiMariano keeps your child’s mouth healthy and puts a smile on their face.

What is the best age for my child to start seeing the dentist?

According to the guidelines laid out by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should bring in your child for their first dental appointment by the time they’re one-year-old, or within six months of their first tooth coming in — whichever comes first. 

These early visits allow your child to begin building a rapport with Dr. DiMariano and to become comfortable with the dental experience. Early visits also enable him to monitor your child’s oral growth and development, ensuring that their teeth come in healthy. 

What benefits are there for pediatric dentistry visits?

Regular dental visits help your child to learn about oral health and build a foundation of impeccable dental care. Many of your child’s early appointments focus on education, with Dr. DiMariano teaching the importance of a healthy mouth and how to brush and floss properly.

Early childhood appointments also give Dr. DiMariano the opportunity to practice preventive care. If your child’s mouth is particularly susceptible to tooth decay, for example, he can provide them with sealants or fluoride treatments to prevent problems from developing.

Schedule your pediatric dentistry appointment with Dr. DiMariano today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.