Dr. Gary Sabbadini is a pediatric dentist practicing in Pinole, CA. Dr. Sabbadini specializes in the oral health of children. Pediatric dentists tend to patients ranging in age from infancy to teenaged years. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Sabbadini takes care of a childs teeth, gums and mouth. Children can face dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease without proper care. Pediatric dentists can provide dental examinations, give cleanings and treatments, repair cavitities and dental injuries like fractured or knocked-out teeth, diagnose oral conditions and more.
University of California, Berkeley BA - English 1992
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry DDS 1995
Children's Hospital - Cincinnati, OH Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry 1997
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics ABP - 2008
The recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is for a child to have their first dental visit by their first birthday or the eruption of their first baby tooth (whichever comes first). READ MORE
Let him know that this is a normal process that everyone has gone through when they were children. You might also want to mention that the tooth fairy may visit him after he loses his teeth! READ MORE
If your child has no calcium in his diet, the teeth can be affected as calcium is one of the minerals that make up teeth. You can give him non-dairy foods and beverages that have calcium: Calcium-fortified soy, almond and rice beverages Calcium-fortified orange juice Vegetables such as bok choy, broccoli, rapini and kale Canned fish with bones such as salmon, sardines and anchovies Soybean-based foods such as edamame, soy nuts and tofu Beans like chickpeas, kidney beans, white, navy and pinto beans Nuts and seeds like almonds and sesame seed READ MORE
It really depends upon how much space she has between the baby teeth and the size of her permanent teeth. Generally, spacing between the baby teeth is a good thing because the permanent teeth are larger and this lessens the chance that there will be crowding when they erupt. READ MORE
Your child can start brushing his own teeth when he has the manual dexterity (for example, when he is able to tie his shoe laces without them coming untied) and when he has the inclination (college?). If/when they are brushing their own teeth, it is advisable to at least check and see how well they are doing. Good luck! READ MORE
Calcium is most important for unerupted, developing teeth as calcium is one of the minerals that make up the tooth. If he is unable to drink milk, you may want to give him calcium supplements to ensure that his teeth form properly. READ MORE
Good afternoon. The answer to your question depends upon the extent of the tooth decay. If there is not enough tooth structure remaining to restore the tooth, extraction may be the only option. However, if there is enough tooth structure remaining (and your son is cooperative enough to allow the treatment to be completed), the teeth may be able to be restored with composite resin or with a crown. If you are unsure of what to do, it may be worthwhile to get another opinion. Best of luck! Gary D. Sabbadini, DDS READ MORE
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