Pediatric Dentist

Jose L. Guzman, DDS -  - Dentist

Guzman Dental

Jose L. Guzman, DDS

Dentist located in Chula Vista, CA

Children have special oral health needs. Expert dentist, Dr. Jose Guzman, has the experience and training necessary to address these changing needs as they grow. If you live in Chula Vista, California, or the surrounding area and want your children to receive some of the best oral care possible, call Guzman Dental or book an appointment online for your young ones today.

Pediatric Dentist Q & A

What special oral health needs do children have?

Children’s teeth are growing and developing. Dr. Guzman can treat the issues of baby teeth and evaluate your child’s progress in losing these teeth as permanent teeth erupt.

Proper education about oral hygiene set your child up for a lifetime of good dental health. He can also evaluate as to whether your child would benefit from sealants, fluoride, or other treatments to promote good tooth health.

As your child grows into adolescence and their permanent teeth erupt, Dr. Guzman can ensure that the teeth are coming in properly, aren’t leading to crowding, and are well-protected from decay. He can provide support when the third molars, or wisdom teeth, erupt — usually in a child’s teen years — and determine if these need to be extracted.

What ages does a pediatric dentist treat?

A pediatric dentist can provide dental services to babies all the way through adolescence. Dr. Guzman can provide support as your child experiences orthodontic treatments, too.

What are the benefits of visiting a pediatric dentist?

In addition to being able to deal with the unique dental health needs of youth, a pediatric dentist is more comfortable offering care to children, who may be anxious, nervous, or agitated during a visit. Dr. Guzman has a calming chairside manner that can put your child at ease and offer treatment options to help children who are overly anxious to relax.

What types of education does a pediatric dentist provide?

As a pediatric dentist, one of Dr. Guzman’s primary intentions is to teach your child good oral hygiene habits. He can offer tips and incentives to encourage your child to brush at least two times daily, and to do so thoroughly and effectively. He may also offer dietary suggestions to reduce the chances of infection, especially due to a high sugar intake.

If your child is not yet able to brush on their own, he can provide you with tips as to how to preserve the health of your baby’s or toddler’s teeth.

Start your child on the road to good oral health. Call Dr. Guzman or book an appointment online to have their pediatric dental needs addressed today.