Pediatric Dentistry


Steven H. Charng, DDS

General Dentist located in Arcadia, CA

A child’s anatomy is miles away from that of an adult’s, and their mouth is no different. Pediatric dentistry exists for just that reason: to address the unique dental needs of children. If your family is looking for a trustworthy and kid-friendly dentist in Arcadia, California, you can depend on Dr. Charng for safe, effective, and fun pediatric care. If you’d like to discuss your child’s dental needs and learn more about Dr. Charng’s services, call or use the online booking tool today to make an appointment.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on addressing the unique oral needs of children. All general dentists, such as Dr. Charng, receive training in pediatric dentistry so that they can meet the oral health needs of children from infancy through their teen years.

The care that Dr. Charng provides your child is similar to what many adults receive, but with special modifications to meet the particular needs of a pediatric patient. Some of the dental services he can offer your child includes:

  • Dental exams
  • Kid-friendly dental cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Flouride treatments

How does pediatric dentistry benefit my child?

When children are about six-months-old, they start to grow baby teeth. By age six, they typically begin to lose their baby teeth, and permanent teeth begin to emerge. During these early stages of life, pediatric dentistry plays a critical role in limiting your child’s risk of developing oral decay and disease.

Early visits to the dentist also helps your child learn good oral hygiene habits from a young age that will serve them well into adulthood.

During your child’s visits, Dr. Charng makes brushing and flossing lessons engaging and enjoyable. That helps your child become accustomed to visiting the dentist and build good habits and understand the importance of developing a daily brushing and flossing ritual.

What if my child has trouble sitting still during dental appointments?

A key part of pediatric dentistry involves creating a fun, welcoming environment for your child’s care. Dr. Charng can help distract your child with games or creative outlets that can make going to the dentist more like a recreational activity, which helps them cooperate during their appointment.

Dr. Charng can even help you find a specialized pediatric dentist if your child is particularly uncooperative. He’s more than happy to assess your child’s needs and make a recommendation based on their specific situation.

If you have a special needs child, Dr. Charng can provide you with a referral, too. His professional network includes pediatric dentists who use various techniques to put special-needs children at ease. They can also customize their procedures and show you the ins and outs of maintaining a special needs child’s oral health.

If you’re interested in pediatric dentistry services for your child, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Charng.