Kids Dentist Specialist

Maneeza Kulaly, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Harbor Dental

Maneeza Kulaly, DMD

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Pittsburg, CA

Getting your children comfortable with their dentist at an early age can make a dramatic difference in their lifelong oral health habits. At Harbor Dental, Maneeza Kulaly, DMD, and her warm, caring team work with you to help your children keep their mouths healthy. The Pittsburg, California, office is a relaxed environment where kids feel relaxed and welcome. To learn more about kids’ dentistry services at Harbor Dental, call the office or book your appointment online.

Kids Dentist Q & A

How often should my child see a kids’ dentistry professional?

Regular checkups with a dentist are important at every age. Dr. Kulaly starts seeing her young patients once they’re six months old. 

Your son or daughter should visit Harbor Dental every six months. Giving Dr. Kulaly the opportunity to check the health of your child’s teeth and gums helps catch any potential problems early — when they’re easiest to treat. 

This can mean the difference between gingivitis (mild gum disease) versus periodontitis (severe gum disease that can lead to tooth loss) or a cavity that can quickly be filled versus one that requires extensive treatment like a root canal. 

In short, visiting the dentist on a regular basis is the best thing a person can do for their oral health in addition to regular brushing and flossing. 

Many people dread going to the dentist. At Harbor Dental, Dr. Kulaly and her team are working to change that. They’ve learned that by offering warm, relaxed dental care to kids, they can help patients feel comfortable at the dentist’s office from a young age. 

Without any fear of dental procedures, kids are significantly more likely to mature into adults who routinely get a comprehensive dental exam. 

Are dental problems common in young children? 

If you think cavities only affect adults, think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that tooth decay is the most prevalent type of infectious disease among children. 

While brushing and flossing at home are excellent preventive oral health practices, they often aren’t enough. 

Bringing your son or daughter to Harbor Dental biannually gives Dr. Kulaly the opportunity to do a thorough job of cleaning plaque and tartar — the bacteria that cause cavities — off your child’s teeth. 

What do I do if my child doesn’t like visiting the dentist?

Dr. Kulaly and her team have worked with a wide range of kids who would rather be virtually anywhere other than the dentist’s office. 

Harbor Dental’s caring, engaging approach is designed to shift kids’ opinions of dentistry. In fact, the team even works to show kids how their oral health can be a fun and interesting topic. 

If your child hasn’t liked other dentists in the past or you’re looking for the right partner to protect their oral health, Harbor Dental is here for you. Call the office or schedule your kids’ dentistry appointment online today.