Children's Dentist Santa Barbara CA

Children's Dentist

Santa Barbara Children's Dentist

It's vital to your child's dental and overall health to start receiving quality dental care and building good oral hygiene habits as early as possible.

That's why See Me Smile Dental provides children's dental care that gives kids of all ages beautiful, healthy smiles.

How Does See Me Smile Dental Help Kids?

Our children's dentist, Dr. Omid Barkhardar, is devoted to creating a welcoming office, one in which your children feel completely comfortable and actually look forward to visiting.

Our gentle, expert care focuses on creating a foundation for strong, healthy teeth. The oral hygiene instructions we give to your children can be used throughout their life, providing them with an essential tool they can use to keep their teeth healthy into adulthood.

When Should My Child See a Dentist for the First Time?

We welcome you and your child to our state-of-the-art office for a consultation as soon as their first tooth emerges.

During this appointment, Dr. Omid will evaluate your child's gums, jaw, and tooth (or teeth). For most kids, the first visit is just a friendly check-in with our staff. No treatment is typically necessary. This first visit helps us find any potential issues and allows us to treat them before they become costly, painful problems.

How Often Should My Child See a Dentist?

Once your child has received their first consultation, we recommend routine dental check-ups for your child twice a year. We want to work with you to ensure that your child grows up with a beautiful, healthy smile that they can be proud of.

We'll also want to get your child in for twice-yearly routine teeth cleanings to keep their gums healthy.

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Why Should I Take My Child to a Children's Dentist?

Not every dentist is equipped to take care of children. Here are some benefits of taking your kids to a children's dentist.

  • Your kids have a great head-start toward a healthy, beautiful smile
  • Reduces the risk of oral issues progressing into expensive, painful problems
  • Build's your child's self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Provides personalized dental care

At See Me Smile Dental, we provide dental care for the whole family, which means your kids get to keep their dentist for as long as they stay in the area.

How Often Does My Child Need to See the Dentist?

Many people may think that the only reason to schedule a dentist appointment for their children is when there is an issue, like tooth pain or visible decay. Because baby teeth eventually fall out, it may seem unimportant to seek dental care for younger children, but the opposite is actually true.

Receiving routine children's dental care as soon as the first tooth emerges is vital to the health of your child's permanent dentition as well as their baby teeth.

Properly caring for their primary teeth will reduce the risk of:

  • Dental decay
  • Early tooth loss
  • Pain
  • Gum disease

Your child's primary teeth are vital for proper chewing and, therefore, good digestion. They're also important to your child's ability to speak properly. Primary teeth serve as space maintainers, too, allowing for the permanent teeth to come into the mouth in the ideal spot for optimal function and a beautiful smile.

What Are the Benefits of Introducing My Child to Their Children's Dentist?

The sooner you can introduce your child to their children's dentist, the better. Meeting a kids' dentist multiple times simply for a routine examination takes some of the pressure off and will ease your child's mind. It's best to avoid having the first meeting between a child and their dentist when there is already pain or discomfort.

What Are the Benefits of Routine Children's Dental Care?

Going to the dentist regularly for children's dental care is essential to the health of your child's teeth and gums. Schedule a visit with the See Me Smile Dental team now to ease their anxiety and build their trust in Dr. Omid and our amazing team. Doing so will make things so much easier on your child if they ever need dental treatment down the road.

Why Should You Treat Cavities in Baby Teeth?

Since baby teeth aren't permanent, you might think that it's unimportant to treat teeth if they get cavities. But you want to treat baby teeth cavities for two main reasons. One, cavities can be painful. Two, untreated baby teeth cavities can cause problems later on. If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, it can affect the spacing of the other teeth and this can cause long-term alignment problems.

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When Should I Start Brushing My Child's Teeth?

You should start brushing your child's teeth as soon as they emerge. You can start with a washcloth and move onto a soft toothbrush and toothpaste as they grow.

When is My Child Old Enough to Brush Their Own Teeth?

Each child is individual, so the age at which a child can start brushing their own teeth varies. The average age is between 6 and 9 years old, and sometimes earlier.

How Much Do Children's Dentist Appointments Cost?

Generally, your insurance will cover most of the cost of your children's dental appointments. The team at See Me Smile Dental will go over all out of pocket expenses and let you know what your payment options are.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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