Dentist for Toddlers – San Ramon, CA

The Delicate Care Every Growing Smile Needs

Family of three smiling in park after visiting dentist for toddlers in San Ramon

Our pediatric dental office is proud to offer the delicate, high-quality care that every child needs to set their smile up for a healthy future. Better yet, we offer it in a fun, comfortable environment that’ll have your little one feeling relaxed, perhaps even enthusiastic, about their routine dental checkups and teeth cleanings! If it’s been at least six months since your child’s last visit, don’t wait to call our dentists for toddlers here in San Ramon!

Why Choose Gale Ranch Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Ramon for Dentistry for Toddlers?

  • Caring and Compassionate Team
  • Board-Certified, Trustworthy Dentists
  • Kid-Friendly Office and Amenities


Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Smiling baby laying on their stomach

During each biannual visit, we’ll take every step necessary to ensure that your toddler is as comfortable as possible as we carefully examine and clean their teeth and gums. We’ll gently remove any plaque and tartar that we find, and we’ll also take the time to teach your child about good oral hygiene and habits they should keep up with at home. Setting the stage for excellent oral health early in life can make a big difference in the long run—and we want your child to understand this, too!


Dental Sealants

Close up of pediatric dentist giving a child a dental exam

As adults, we don’t normally have much trouble brushing our teeth—after all, we’ve been doing it for years! However, children aren’t immediate experts when it comes to brushing and flossing, and they’ll need time to develop those fine motor skills. In the meantime, though, there are a few things we can do to help protect their teeth as they develop proper oral hygiene habits. We can place dental sealants over their molars and premolars, which helps to protect the surfaces of these teeth from bacteria and food particles, thereby lowering the chances of tooth decay!

Fluoride Treatments

Young girl in dental chair with fluoride trays on her teeth

It's recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years receive some type of fluoride every day, due to its numerous oral health benefits including assistance with cavity resistance. Fortunately, we can assist with this! At the end of your child’s checkup, we can apply a safe amount of fluoride to their teeth. This adds an extra layer of protection, and it’s a very quick and noninvasive process!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Close up of dental mirror inside of mouth

Cavities are one of the most common health problems in the world—and they affect adults and children alike. In fact, studies show that almost half of all children develop at least one cavity by their 11th birthday! That said, as soon as we find a cavity in one or more of your child’s teeth, we’ll quickly get to work. We can remove the decayed portion and repair the tooth with a composite resin filling, which clearly matches the rest of your child’s teeth and offers renewed strength for the tooth.

Safe Digital Dental X-Rays

Dentist gesturing to computer screen showing x rays of teeth

X-ray imaging plays an incredibly important role in modern dentistry; it allows us to identify oral health issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Our office is proud to only use digital X-rays, which are much safer than traditional ones in the sense that there’s far less radiation exposure. Not to mention, the entire process is streamlined thanks to the software used. We’ll be able to quickly and easily take pictures of your child’s jaw and underlying oral structures and wholistically evaluate them.

Non-Nutritive Oral Habits

Toddler girl with pigtails sucking her thumb

Simply put, thumb sucking is a normal habit for many children; however, it stops being “normal” past the age of 3, and if your child hasn’t dropped the habit on their own, it’s time to intervene. Believe it or not, this seemingly harmless habit can lead to permanent dental damage if it isn’t halted in time, including teeth that don’t erupt properly. Our team can help you identify signs of problematic thumb sucking as well as other non-nutritive habits that need to be addressed by a certain age, and we’ll also give you advice and tips for how to encourage your child to drop the habit.