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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Your child’s teeth change a lot as they grow. Good dental care starting from an early age will ensure that they have beautiful, healthy teeth well into adulthood.

At Smileneeds Dental, we have helped parents and families throughout Upland to navigate the nuanced world of children’s dental care. Dr. Mariano Castro and his team use a calm, gentle approach and reassuring manner to help kids feel comfortable at the dentist, building the foundation for a lifelong trust. Protect your child’s dental health - schedule a visit with our office today.

Creating a Child-Friendly Dental Experience

Professional appointments can be intimidating for children, and a bad experience can sour a child’s perception of dentistry. At Smileneeds Dental, we take the time to make children feel safe and comfortable before attempting treatment. We always deal with children in a friendly and patient manner in order to build their trust. We also provide a treasure box of toys to reward children for good behavior and cement a positive experience.

This child-friendly approach helps young patients feel more confident in dentistry and lays the foundation for positive future visits.

Age-Appropriate Patient Education

One of the biggest obstacles to children’s dentistry is that they do not fully understand what dental treatment is or why it’s important. Dr. Castro and his team talk to children patiently and respectfully, explaining things to them in an age-appropriate way.

We also take time with parents to make sure they have the resources they need to care for their child’s dental health and teach their children good dental habits. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s dental health, please reach out to us.

How Children’s Dentistry Differs from Adult Dentistry

People sometimes believe that dentistry is less important for young children, since their primary (baby) teeth are eventually replaced. In fact, it’s just the opposite – a child’s preliminary teeth provide the template for their permanent (adult) teeth.

Our children’s dentistry offers more than routine cleanings. We closely monitor a child’s teeth, gums and bone development to ensure healthy growth and alert parents if any potential issues are found. We also include fluoride treatments and sealants, a coating of bio-safe plastic that shields the teeth from decay and endures for several years.

Experienced Children’s Dentistry in Upland

At Smileneeds Dental, we understand how important it is for parents to have a dentist who is patient, reliable, and can work with their children. Dr. Castro and his talented team have helped to put healthy smiles on the faces of children and their parents throughout Upland and its surrounding communities. Give us a call today and see what a difference the right dentist can make in your child’s life.


Smileneeds Dental
Dr. Mariano Castro
1183 East Foothill Blvd, Suite #150
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 466-1245
Fax: (909) 727-8320