The journey to a lifetime of healthy smiles begins in childhood. Pediatric dentistry plays a crucial role in this journey, focusing on the unique dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents. At the office of Dr. James Van Sicklen DDS, located at 1372 W Robinhood Dr Ste E, Stockton, CA 95207, we are committed to providing a positive, educational, and fun dental experience for your children, setting the stage for strong, healthy teeth into adulthood.
Pediatric dentistry is more than just dental care for children; it’s about creating a foundation of good oral health habits that will last a lifetime. Early visits to the dentist teach children the importance of taking care of their teeth, helping to prevent dental issues like cavities and gum disease before they start.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears. This early introduction helps children become comfortable with the dental office environment, reducing anxiety in future visits.