Children’s Dentistry in Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Kirkpatrick provides dental care for the youngest members of your family.

Your children are precious, so why trust just anyone with their wellbeing? The children’s dentistry staff at Kirkpatrick Dentistry can help your son or daughter along the way to dental wellness, and we’re experienced with gently treating smiles. Dr. Kirkpatrick and his caring staff value long-term health, and we know that it’s more beneficial to your little ones to begin maintenance of their teeth early on. If you’d like to learn more about children’s dentistry at our Bakersfield practice or to schedule an appointment, please call Kirkpatrick Dentistry today.

Kirkpatrick Dentistry likes to see children for their first children’s dentistry appointment. If you notice something unusual about the way their teeth are growing in, please contact us. Dr. Kirkpatrick can check for any abnormalities if you bring your child in for an exam.

We provide comprehensive dental care for those who come in for children’s dentistry appointment. Visits to the dentist’s office can be stressful for kids, so our children’s dentistry staff will be gentle and patient with your son or daughter. After taking a few x-rays of your child’s mouth, Dr. Kirkpatrick will check for cavities. We know that you’ve taught your child how to brush their teeth, but they have tiny mouths and hands, and they often miss areas. Dr. Kirkpatrick will be able to identify any spots that may be troublesome for your little one and point them out during the exam. If we notice any cavities, we can repair them with fillings.

After the examination, a member of our children’s dentistry team can lightly clean your child’s teeth. After the age of six or seven, your child will be provided with a fluoride solution. Fluoride is an important mineral for growing teeth because it strengthens the protective layers of dentin. Once your child’s third molars have grown in, around the age of eleven or twelve, our children’s dentistry team can apply a dental sealant to add an extra barrier or protection.

Please call Kirkpatrick Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with our children’s dentistry office. Dr. Kirkpatrick strongly believes in the value of beginning long-term care sooner rather than later, and our kind team can’t wait to help teach your child how to brush and floss properly. We see patients from Bakersfield, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and Lamont for children’s dentistry appointments. If this is your son or daughter’s first dental exam, please visit our new patients page. To learn more about Kirkpatrick Dentistry, please visit our dental services page.

1851 A Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA
Dr. James K. Kirkpatrick DDS (661) 327-7301