James A. Forester, DDS Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
620 California Boulevard, Suite G, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Coastal Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Starting Good Oral Habits With Your Child Early On

March 15, 2018

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Family brushing their teeth together. As with most things in life, the earlier your child begins to learn good habits for their oral health, the better. Parents often have many questions about their child’s oral development such as: How early should I begin brushing my baby’s teeth? When should their first visit to the pediatric dentist be? Why are baby teeth so important? Here we’ve compiled not only the answers to your questions, but also some helpful tips for building good habits early on.


How Do I Brush My Child’s Teeth?

February 15, 2018

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Tiny baby holding mother’s hand. The arrival of your little one’s teeth is an exciting time! Your child will soon be navigating solid foods and learning how to form sounds and words with the help of their new teeth. But how should you take care of these new teeth? Is there a right way to brush? Do you need to worry about brushing when baby teeth will fall out anyway? Your pediatric dentist has answers for you as well as a step-by-step guide on caring for your baby’s first teeth.


Are Baby Teeth Really That Important? Your Pediatric Dentist Comments

October 26, 2017

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A newborn baby holding mom’s fingerWhen you have a baby there are so many new things to think about. You worry about their eating schedule, their sleeping schedule, and their doctor appointments, and that’s just the beginning! What happens when their teeth begin to arrive? Should you brush them? Is it important to take care of them when they’re only going to fall out eventually? When should your child first see the dentist? Your pediatric dentist has the answers you need.


Your Pediatric Dentist Explains How to Purchase Your Child’s First Toothbrush

September 20, 2017

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Your little one’s first teeth have arrived! It’s an exciting time as they learn to enjoy and navigate new foods. It’s also a confusing time, as you have to figure out how to care for these new teeth. Dentists recommend cleaning your infant’s gums with a gentle cloth prior to the first tooth erupting, and then begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they arrive, but what kind of brush should you use? Here are some tips from your pediatric dentist on finding the right first toothbrush.


How to Avoid Cavities with Your Pediatric Dentist in San Luis Obispo

June 1, 2017

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little girl smilingYou’ve watched your child at the playground a thousand times before, so it’s easy for you to tell that something is a bit off today. They don’t seem to be enjoying themselves as much as they usually do. During the car ride home, you ask them if everything is OK. As soon as they look up at you, you know everything isn’t ok, even before they say, “My tooth hurts!” When you get home, you immediately take a look in their mouth. You’re suddenly filled with a basic question, “How do I know if my child has a cavity?” Cavities are very common for young children, so it’s useful for parents to know how to spot them early. Today, your friendly-neighborhood pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo, Dr. James Forester, is going to answer this basic question, and let you know how to avoid more cavities in the future.


5 Summer Tips from Your Pediatric Dentist in San Luis Obispo

May 2, 2017

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How to take care of your little one’s summer smile with your pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo.

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means summer is just around the corner! If you have little ones at home, especially ones who are in school, they’re probably counting down the days. Many things change with the seasons, but what should always stay the same is consistent oral hygiene. In order to keep your child’s smile healthy and safe this summer, here are a few easy tips from your pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo, Dr. James Forester. (more…)

5 Healthy Tips With Your Pediatric Dentist in San Luis Obispo

January 20, 2017

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5 easy tips from your pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo. It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. Since you’re a parent, you get to make resolutions for your little ones as well. You want everything to be better for them in 2017, but their health is probably your top priority. One simple way you can help is by having them take better care of their teeth. What are a few little things that could make a big impact on their smile this year? Here are 5 easy every day tips from your pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo, Dr. James Forester.

A Strong Start with Your Pediatric Dentist in San Luis Obispo

January 17, 2017

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The benefits of visiting your pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo.

February is very special to us here at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry. While we love Valentine’s Day, that’s not the reason why. It’s actually National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time where parents and dentists alike take a little extra time talking about taking care of the Central Coast’s littlest smiles. In that spirit, we’re going to talk about how regular visits to their dentist not only helps your child’s smile that day, but all the days after. By bringing your little one to see their pediatric dentist, you’re taking a big step in helping them learn about why taking care of their teeth is so important.

Holiday Tips with Your Pediatric Dentist in San Luis Obispo

December 15, 2016

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Holiday tips with your family dentist in San Luis Obispo.This time of year is when it’s great to be a parent. You grew up fantasizing about Santa Claus, and before you know it, you are Santa Claus (it’s OK, we won’t tell). It’s so fun to watch your kids get into the spirit of things and help decorate the house. It all pays off when they rush into the living room and their eyes go wide looking at the presents under the tree. It can also be easy to let their oral hygiene slide during the holidays. Now is when you’re supposed to enjoy all the candies, cakes, pies, and other innumerable goodies that come with the cold weather. It’s important to keep their teeth healthy, however, so here are a few seasonal tips from your pediatric dentist in San Luis Obispo. (more…)

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