Children's Dentistry

Kaweh Farahbod, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Westminster Family Dentistry

Kaweh Farahbod, DDS

Family Dentist & General Dentist located in Westminster, CA

Childhood is such a formative time for dental care. Developing good habits at a young age helps ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Kaweh Farahbod, DDS, is a skilled provider of children’s dentistry services at Westminster Family Dentistry. Located in Westminster, California, he does it all — from checkups to cleanings to giving advice to your child on how to properly brush and floss at home. With a wealth of experiencing treating children, Dr. Farahbod personalizes his care for your child’s specific needs. To schedule an appointment for your child at Westminster Family Dentistry, call the office today.

Children's Dentistry Q & A

What’s different about children’s dentistry?

The teeth of a child are altogether different from the teeth of an adult and require different care. At Westminster Family Dentistry, Dr. Farahbod specializes in the dental treatment of children and makes visiting the office a hassle-free experience.

Many children experience feelings of fear and anxiety in advance of dental visits. Dr. Farahbod alleviates those feelings by turning appointments into fun outings. He and his staff make your child feel comfortable at the office, turning oral hygiene lessons into games and using special dental equipment that minimizes discomfort for children’s dentistry procedures.

 

What children’s dentistry services are available?

At Westminster Family Dentistry, the team offers a variety of services to young patients, including:

  • Professional deep cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Emergency dental care (for oral injuries, in particular)

Dr. Farahbod also helps counsel your child on how important diet is when it comes to keeping their teeth healthy and strong.

 

Why is it important for my child to have regular dental visits?

Starting at a young age, your child begins to develop key habits that they’ll hold with them for the rest of their lives. It’s important to incorporate proper oral hygiene into their routine early on. This will help ensure that your child can enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, which can translate to a long, healthy, and happy life.

Good oral health increases your chances of having good overall health, as problems such as decay and gum disease have been shown to be risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The best way to have excellent oral health is to start early.

Dr. Farahbod and his team can help your child develop a positive relationship with the dentist so that they don’t avoid regular checkups and cleanings as the years go on, and they can learn proper brushing and flossing techniques that will serve them well.

 

When should my child start seeing the dentist?

Starting early to take care of oral health is absolutely crucial. According to the American Academy of pediatric dentistry, it’s essential that your child start visiting the dentist immediately once their first tooth comes out.

 

However, it’s never too late to start. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your child to come in, call Westminster Family Dentistry today.