Pediatric Dentist in Sunnyvale, CA
Looking for a friendly, skilled pediatric dentist serving Sunnyvale, CA, and beyond? At Derek H, Tang, DDS, Dr. Tang's caring, patient-centered approach extends to patients of all ages. Our Sunnyvale dental practice offers gentle, comprehensive dentistry, and Dr. Tang and his team emphasize healthy, happy smiles from the start, with a special focus on:
- Education on achieving and maintaining optimal oral health from a young age
- Easy-to-follow guidance on oral hygiene habits
- Specialized treatments like fluoride and dental sealants
- Monitoring smile development as permanent teeth emerge
Parents can be confident that their child is in capable hands with our pediatric dentist. Dr. Tang takes a gentle, caring approach when treating children in the dental chair, to keep little ones as comfortable and calm as possible. We guide children through each step of the process, ensuring they receive the best possible care and have a positive experience during every visit.
Your Kids' Dentist in Sunnyvale, CA
Our office is designed with numerous kid-friendly amenities to help young patients remain calm and entertained throughout their appointment.
Each examination room has built-in televisions featuring cable and Netflix, allowing children to watch their favorite shows or movies in the dental chair. We also provide all patients with blankets, headphones, pillows, and sunglasses to maximize their comfort!
Here are some of our top pediatric dentistry services:
Your Child's First Dental Visit
During your child's initial dental visit, Dr. Tang and his friendly staff will get to know your little one and ensure they feel comfortable and at ease. Our team will take a series of digital x-rays and state-of-the-art images to gain a clear understanding of your child's oral health.
We emphasize oral health education by offering easy-to-understand explanations that help children maintain healthy teeth and gums between appointments.
Checkups and Preventive Care
Dr. Tang adheres to the oral health guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), which recommends that children receive checkups every six months. We suggest more frequent appointments if our team identifies multiple cavities or early orthodontic concerns.
At Derek H. Tang's dental practice, our patient-centered approach emphasizes prevention; however, small cavities may still occur. We use safe and effective tooth-colored dental fillings that are always mercury-free to treat them.
Dental Crowns for Children
If your child experiences an oral injury or our team detects decay, we may recommend a dental crown to help preserve the tooth. We always provide same-day dental crowns created in our office, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and follow-up appointments.
Tooth Extractions for Kids
We may suggest a gentle tooth extraction for children with tooth decay or crowding. Tooth extractions can contribute to their overall health as your child grows. If your teenager is experiencing pain in the back of their mouth, Dr. Tang offers preventive wisdom tooth extractions and removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
Ready to Schedule Your Child's Dental Appointment?
Your child deserves a gentle, friendly dentist to care for their smile. Many of our parents love how easy it is to schedule back-to-back appointments for themselves and their children in one place, allowing just one visit to the dental office every six months for the entire household. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your child. We look forward to caring for your little ones' smiles!