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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Cow Hollow Dental Center

General Dentists located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

You want the best for your children. So does Cow Hollow Dental Center. At their warm, welcoming office in San Francisco, California, the father-daughter team of R. William Smith, DDS, and Kimiko Donnelly, DDS, works to deliver the best, most comfortable dental care to their patients of all ages. If you’ve been looking for a pediatric dentist, look no further than Cow Hollow Dental Center. To learn more about their pediatric dentistry services or to set up an appointment for your son or daughter, call their office or book your appointment online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

A child’s body is different from an adult’s. That’s especially true of the mouth, where developing teeth require specialized care. A pediatric dentist is experienced in caring for the oral health of kids from infancy all the way through their teen years. As a father-daughter team, Dr. Smith and Dr. Donnelly are particularly committed to delivering the right dental care for every member of the family. By offering pediatric dentistry from Cow Hollow Dental Center, they make it easy for each family member — regardless of age — to get top-tier dental care in a comfortable environment.

What does a pediatric dentist do?

Pediatric dentistry is similar to general dentistry for adults in that it focuses on helping people maintain their overall oral health and protect their most beautiful smiles. It does come with some age-specific tasks, however. Specifically, a pediatric dentist offers:

  • Oral health exams for infants
  • Early assessment of possible tooth alignment or bite issues
  • Preventive dental care
  • Cavity repair
  • Prevention and treatment of gum disease
  • Habit counseling

In habit counseling, Dr. Smith or Dr. Donnelly work with you and your child to develop the right oral habits. This can mean transitioning out of pacifier use or thumb sucking or establishing healthy dental hygiene habits that your kids can use for life.

My child doesn’t like going to the dentist. What do I do?

Many children are afraid of visiting the dentist. The metal tools used to clean their mouth can look scary! That’s why Dr. Smith and Dr. Donnelly strive to build relationships with their pediatric patients. Helping your child feel comfortable while in their office is their top priority.

A key benefit of Cow Hollow Dental Center is that they offer dental care for the whole family. Your child can observe you visiting the same dentist and sees how comfortable and calm you are during the experience. Knowing that they’re getting their dental care in the same location and from the same dentists as their parents helps ease some of their trepidation.

If you’re looking for the right pediatric dentist to make your child feel comfortable and help them establish lifelong oral hygiene habits, Cow Hollow Dental Center is here to serve you. Call their office or schedule your appointment online.