As adults, we understand that it is vital that we visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and a thorough dental examination. However, some parents are unsure of how often their child needs to visit the dentist as well. If you are seeking a dentist for kids in the area of San Francisco, CA, the team at West Portal Family Dentistry welcomes you! We offer treatments not only for adults but for children as well!
In most cases, we like to start seeing children visit our practice around the age of two years old. Parents who have concerns about their child’s dental development may want to visit earlier. During these early visits, children are introduced to our staff and their smiles are evaluated. We work hard at building a trusting relationship with children to ease anxieties and help them feel comfortable in our facility. Children may also have some treatments performed during their visit, including:
We work hard to ensure children are at ease under the care of our team. However, there are times when children may still be anxious about their visit to the dental chair. We work with patients to find the best sedation method to make treatment comfortable, whether it is nitrous oxide or IV sedation.
After children have been seen for their first appointment, our team at West Portal Family Dentistry encourages parents to bring their children in to the office every six months for continued evaluations.
Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of San Francisco, CA are pleased to offer dental solutions for both children and adults. If you are ready to work with a dentist and incorporate your entire family into one practice, we invite you to call West Portal Family Dentistry and speak to our team of professionals about your dental needs. We are conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Ste. #4 and can be reached by phone at (415) 604-9292.
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.