James A. Forester, DDS Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
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First Visit with the Pediatric Dentist in San Luis Obispo

Routine pediatric care will set your child on a path to enjoying good oral health and wellbeing now and throughout life. With that in mind, our office in San Luis Obispo is delighted to meet the comprehensive dental needs of patients from birth to age 18. We promise to offer compassionate service in an office that feels modern and comfortable.  Giving your son or daughter a positive experience is the number one priority of both Dr. Forester and his team.

Your Child’s First Dental Exam

little kid holding a toothbrush in each handYour child’s first visit should come not too long after he or she has started developing teeth. Depending on how advanced your child’s smile is when we first see him or her, we’re primarily looking for any developmental issues that need to be nipped in the bud early on. Otherwise, we just want to spend some time getting to know your child.

As your little one grows, we recommend bringing them to see us at least twice a year. During these visits, your little one will receive a thorough dental cleaning. Regular cleanings are essential for young patients. Because they’re just learning to brush, kids are incredibly vulnerable to decay and other issues.  But with routine cleanings, we can provide your son or daughter with extra protection. Dr. Forester will also complete a full visual exam of each tooth during your child’s checkups and we may take X-rays, but we won’t need to do this at every appointment.

At the end of your child’s visits, we’ll talk to you about the results and recommend additional care if necessary. If you have questions about the treatment plan we recommend, don’t hesitate to let us know. We want you to feel comfortable with the plan we recommend for your child.

Call Your San Luis Obispo Pediatric Dentist Today!

Call Coastal Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule a checkup for your child. Our office is happy to serve patients in and around San Luis Obispo.

Kids and PArents Love us

Our 5-year old had a great experience, despite needing a cavity filled. Dr. Forester spent a lot of time with us explaining everything and totally put our son at ease. We're glad we found you! ~ Destini C., Facebook Review
My 3 1/2 & 2 year old LOVE this dental office & Dr Forrester! Everybody in the office is friendly & make the visit fun for kids. Highly recommended! ~ Jen B., Facebook Review