San Jose Family Dentist for Children
Dr. Raymond Lim and his dental staff of Dental Smiles of Willow Glen provide professional dental services for children in a calm and caring environment. Come see why he’s a preferred dentist for children by families throughout San Jose, Willow Glen and Campbell, CA.
Family dentist Dr. Raymond Lim helps children develop good dental habits.
Regular dental care and oral hygiene for children is extremely important—it helps set a great foundation for a lifetime and makes it easier to maintain a healthy smile. At Dental Smiles of Willow Glen in San Jose, top family dentist Dr Raymond Lim provides dental care for families of all ages, including ones with infants from age 2, children and adolescents.
Dr. Lim is experienced in providing dental care for infants and children and strives to make these special patients feel comfortable during their examinations and treatments
Did your child’s first tooth appear?
Time for the first dental examination.
Your child should have his or her first dental appointment after the first tooth appears and by his or her second birthday. While children do lose their baby teeth, or primary teeth, these teeth are instrumental in helping children speak and chew properly.
“What happens during my child’s first dental visit?”
Our goal for your child is to make his or her first visit a positive and enjoyable experience. When they first come in our dental reception area or Dr. Lim’s office, children can play with charming small stuffed animals which helps them realize Dr. Lim’s family dental practice is very kid friendly!
Once your child meets Dr. Lim, he or she will be treated to fun “show and tell” introduction of some of the high technology dental tools in his office. As a family dentist for more than 30 years, Dr. Lim has developed a very kind and educational approach that keeps children engaged and happy.
Dr. Lim will conduct a visual exam of your child’s teeth to make sure there are no obvious problems. If your child feels comfortable and cooperative, Dr. Lim will try to get dental x-rays, and if possible, clean and polish your child’s teeth.
“Why is it important to take care of baby teeth?”
These primary teeth create a path for their permanent adult teeth to follow when they erupt. So, dental check-ups at an early age are important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene. Plus, these checkups give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child’s oral health.
Our Dental Smiles of Willow Glen team is well-trained to make your child’s first dental visit a warm and fun experience.
“What age do children need to see the dentist for braces?”
When your child is about 7 or 8 years old, this is the ideal time to see the dentist if you think your child may need braces. Dr. Lim is experienced in determining the need for braces and will recommend an orthodontist that best suits your child’s teeth straightening needs.
Preventative sealants and flouride also protect teeth.
In addition to regular examinations and cleanings, Dr. Lim may recommend further services such as sealants and fluoride to protect your child’s oral health.
Preventative sealants are made of clear plastic, and they’re applied to pits and grooves in the teeth to help to protect the teeth from decay. Before applying sealants, the tooth is cleaned and dried.
Fluoride treatments are also essential to preventing tooth decay for both children and adults and are part of a regular dental examination and cleaning.
To make a family dental appointment for your child, please call 408-978-1888 or email us below.
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1525 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
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