Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Jaclyn Martinez, DDS

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Good oral health depends on good habits, which are easier to keep up when you start at a young age. At Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, in San Jose, California, the team is experienced in treating children with pediatric dentistry services, so your child can learn about the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. The team wants your child to enjoy taking care of their teeth and look forward to going to the dentist. To learn more about the pediatric dentistry services available at Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

Why is it important for children to see a dentist?

Most parents want to set their children up with a healthy foundation for their oral health so that they can enjoy a lifetime of healthy and functional teeth and gums. That all starts by bringing your child into the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears or by their first birthday.  

Your dentist knows that exceptional oral health starts early. That’s why the team at Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, works hard to ensure your child feels comfortable and safe in a friendly atmosphere.

The warm chairside manner of Dr. Martinez and her team will help your children relax and create an enjoyable experience for them. They’ll love going to the dentist!

What happens during my child’s pediatric dentistry appointment?

The team at Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, is experienced in pediatric dentistry and knows how to help children feel comfortable, including using a light-handed approach. Your child’s pediatric dentistry appointment will begin with a gentle cleaning to remove any built-up plaque or tartar, as decay can affect primary (baby) teeth as well as adult teeth.

To protect your child from cavities, your children’s dentist may also administer a fluoride treatment, which makes their teeth stronger, or sealants, which protect their growing molars from cavities.

If your child has cavities or needs X-rays, the team is equipped with adapted equipment and techniques so your child can receive the procedures comfortably.

Does my child need to see an orthodontist?

Your child's teeth and bite are continually undergoing minor changes. Sometimes they need to be adjusted or straightened, and that’s where an orthodontist can help.

To optimize your child’s oral health, it’s important to take care of their orthodontic needs during childhood. If you wait too long, optimal results may not be possible because your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.

The team at Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, provides orthodontic solutions in-house to correct any problems with your child or teenager’s teeth. That way, your child can receive treatment for all of their dental needs in the same convenient location.

Your child deserves a lifetime of healthy teeth, starting with regular pediatric dentistry visits. To book an appointment at Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, call the office or use the online booking tool today.