Children's Dentistry

Excellent oral health and hygiene are essential to lifelong wellness for adults and children alike. Baby teeth, called “primary” teeth, are just as necessary as permanent adult teeth because they pave the way for our permanent pearly whites. Because of this, children must practice and receive excellent care both at home and at the dental office. Even if your child doesn’t have any teeth or only has a couple, cleaning their gums and teeth is incredibly important. Child being shown how to brush her teeth at the dentist in Pacifica, CA

Cabrillo Family Dental Care offers gentle and comfortable dental care for children and teenagers at our Pacifica, CA dental office. Led by children’s dentist Dr. Ryan Henspetter, our entire team is very down-to-earth, and we want to get to know your child so that we can meet their specific needs with individualized care and compassion. We strive to help small smiles grow into healthy, strong ones!

Please get in touch with our family-friendly dental office today to schedule your child’s appointment.  


Our Children’s Dentistry Services 

Comprehensive children’s dental care ensures your child’s smile stays healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit be no later than your child’s first birthday.

We also agree with the American Dental Association about getting routine dental exams and cleanings every six months. However, patients with gum disease may need more frequent appointments for deep cleanings and maintenance, usually every three months. 

During your routine dental exam and cleaning, you can expect the following:

  • A friendly discussion about your child’s oral health, goals, and areas of improvement, such as thumb-sucking habits, nutrition, and brushing technique
  • A comprehensive assessment of your child’s mouth, including teeth, gums, lips, and oral structures, to check their development and overall oral health
  • Digital dental x-rays to identify any underlying concerns that can’t be seen with the naked eye, such as tooth decay or an infection 
  • Gentle and thorough teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gumline if needed 
  • Fluoride varnish and polish for cavity protection and strengthening the teeth 
  • Sealants to prevent the spread of dental decay, if needed 

Our kind and friendly team have years of experience working with children, and we always strive to ensure you and your child feel safe, comfortable, and confident in our care. 

Schedule Your Child’s Dental Check-Up Today! 

At Cabrillo Family Dental Care, we strive to create a compassionate and caring atmosphere for every family that walks through our doors. Our highest mission is to treat your child as our own. We work with our patients and their families to educate and motivate them to maintain a positive attitude towards dental care. Family brushing their teeth together

Dr. Ryan Henspetter, Dr. Chris Jen Kin, and Dr. Sarah Esmaili are skilled and gentle dentists who see patients of all ages, including children. Through continuous education and development, our team is committed to providing superior skills to achieve the most exemplary oral health for your child. 

Our dental office is pleased to serve patients from all surrounding areas and neighborhoods, including Rockaway Beach, Vallemar, Park Pacifica, Linda Mar, Pedro Point, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Burlingame, San Bruno, Moss Beach, and Belmont. 

Please get in touch with us today by calling (650) 359-1646 or scheduling an appointment online

We look forward to welcoming your family to our dental office!