Special Pediatric Dental Services in San Jose

Dental Treatments in San Jose
  • We are uniquely qualified to offer a choice of nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or I.V. sedation with an anesthesiologist either in the office or the hospital to help insure a pleasant and comfortable visit for your child. Please click here for more information concerning Sedation Dentistry.
  • We research your dental insurance for you and prepare a detailed financial estimate.
  • We offer our services in several languages for your convenience.
  • Our practice is covered for emergencies 24/7.

To make the financial aspects of treatment as easy as possible we:

  • Accept all major credit cards.
  • Create individual, flexible financial arrangements.
  • Integrate your insurance so you receive your maximum benefit.
  • We accept most dental insurance.
  • Care Credit is available for your convenience. Care Credit is a revolving charge account that is easy to use, takes just minutes to apply, and is ideal for all treatment costs not covered by insurance.

What is a Well Baby Check-Up?

Baby Check-Up in San Jose

A Well Baby Check-Up is usually recommended at twelve months of age.

As you sit next to your young child holding hands, we will check his/her teeth for proper eruption and any early tendencies toward decay. We will also examine the health of the gums and the development of jaw structures.

Any early-stage tooth decay can be easily and quickly treated, and long, extensive appointments can be avoided. Baby Bottle Caries are a major disappointment for all concerned and are challenging and expensive to restore. Visiting the dentist early insures your baby’s health.

Our expert team will discuss age-appropriate brushing techniques and healthy feeding methods with you. This will help you prevent problems before they start. We’ll also cover the benefits and the proper use of fluoride. Finally, we’ll address finger sucking and pacifier habits, and any other questions you may have.

Q. Why are primary teeth (Baby Teeth) so important? Aren’t they going to be lost anyway?

A. Keeping primary teeth in place until they are lost naturally is very important. These teeth serve a number of critical functions:

  • Beautiful smiles help children feel more self-confident.
  • Healthy teeth allow children to learn more easily because extensive decay hurts, distracting from learning and robust development.

Healthy primary teeth also:

  • Permit children to chew properly and gain better nutrition.
  • Promote correct development of speech and language skills.
  • Help guide the permanent teeth by saving space for them.
  • Prevent embarrassing bad breath and unattractive smiles.

Beautiful Smiles Build Children's Self-Confidence


The chewing surfaces of back teeth are easily susceptible to cavities in children. Made of clear or shaded plastic, sealants protect these grooved and pitted surfaces of the molars and help to keep them cavity-free.

How do sealants work?

Even if your child brushes and flosses carefully, it is difficult— sometimes impossible— to clean the tiny grooves and pits on certain teeth. Food and bacteria build up in these depressions, placing your child’s teeth in danger of decay. Sealants help "seal out" food and plaque, thus reducing the risk of decay.

How long do sealants last?

Research shows that sealants can last for many years. As a result, your child will be protected throughout the most cavity-prone years. If your child has good oral hygiene and avoids biting hard objects, sealants will last longer. Your pediatric dentist can easily replace or repair lost or damaged sealants.