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Kids Dentist Specialist

Pavilion Dental

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Tracy, CA

Children's oral health begins before they sprout their first tooth, so it’s important to have dental care in place from a young age. With her vast experience working with children, Maneeza Kulaly, DMD, has cultivated a welcoming environment and gentle approach for kids at her Tracy, California, practice. Make your child’s first dental appointment at Pavilion Dental by calling the office.

Kids Dentist Q & A

When should kids start going to the dentist?

Many parents take their kids to the dentist before they start school, but their first visit should actually be much sooner — once their children develop their first tooth. You can even start your child’s dental care before that by wiping your child’s gums twice per day to help establish healthy oral habits.

Once those first teeth come in, you can make an appointment with Dr. Kulaly. The purpose of these early visits is to make sure your children’s teeth are coming in properly, keep them from getting cavities, and give them a headstart on good oral health. Early visits also can help your children get used to routine dental care from a young age.

Once dental care begins for your child, you should plan to return at least once every six months. This schedule allows Dr. Kulaly to help prevent and identify any concerns early on.  

What should I look for in a pediatric dentist?

If you want your kids to establish healthy oral hygiene habits and prevent dental anxiety, it’s important to choose the best dentist for them. Many dentists treat children, but not all dental clinics that treat children are kid-friendly. 

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Kulaly offers specialized skills to address child-specific dental concerns and make your kids feel at ease. She offers a welcoming environment and engages with children to make the experience a fun one.

Aside from accepting juvenile clients, the pediatric dentist you choose should have accommodations that fit your lifestyle, including: 

  • Convenient hours to accommodate your child’s school or daycare schedules 
  • Accessible location near your home or school
  • Stress-free, kid-friendly office with toys, books, and incentives for children
  • Welcoming, gentle staff who can put your child at ease
  • Appropriate insurance coverage for your child
  • A positive experience for your child

Like you, Dr. Kulaly wants the best for your children’s dental health. She also makes the experience as enjoyable as possible, so they are eager to return. 

What special considerations do you give kids?

Dr. Kulaly approaches treating children differently than adults. She understands that caring for children's teeth requires special care and treatments because they're at a different stage of development.

Treatments specific to children include:

  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Baby teeth extraction
  • Teething soothers

To set up your child’s first appointment with Dr. Kulaly, call the office and our front office will be able to assist you.