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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry caters to the dental needs of children from infancy until their teenage years. We are all well aware that children are not always very obedient when it comes to caring for their teeth. They often forget to brush their teeth (which is why we as parents need to remind them constantly to do so), and many kids fear to go to their dentists.

Only seasoned pediatric dentists know how to make children comfortable in the dental chair. They also know how to examine properly and perform dental treatments in children. Pediatric dentists are more gentle and patient in checking children’s teeth as these are not fully developed, and are softer compared to adult teeth.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child should be taken to the dentist when their first tooth has emerged or during the child’s first six months of infancy until the first birthday. By the age of 6 or 7, children start to lose their primary teeth and are gradually replaced by permanent teeth. The earlier the child’s dental needs are addressed, the better the care and the previous dentists can also detect any problems. Early treatment can also help prevent the need for costly corrective procedures later on.

Pediatric dentistry covers a broad range of oral health including:

  • Oral examination with assessment of potential dental caries
  • Repair tooth cavities and possible tooth decays
  • Habit forming such as eliminating the use of thumb sucking
  • Reinforcing the importance of oral hygiene and preventive oral care such as general cleaning
  • Early detection of possible need for orthodontics to those with misaligned teeth
  • Diagnosis of certain oral conditions that may be symptoms of diseases or health defects
  • Addressing dental injuries such as fractured and displaced teeth

Parents must be able to guide their children properly in following dentist’s instructions for proper oral care. During a consultation with the child’s dentist, the parents are also educated about preventive home care that they should reinforce at home. This includes regular and proper brushing, use of dental floss (which is the least practiced by most of us), and the use of fluoride.

You can consult your child’s pediatrician to help you find a skilled pediatric dentist in your vicinity. You can also call our office at (707) 257-2400 as we have well trained and gentle pediatric dentists who can examine and help maintain the health of your child’s teeth. Our dental office is located at Napa Valley Dental Group at 21 19 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.

Our Happy Customers

4.9

Based on 91 reviews

Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.

RJ M.

I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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