Enjoy children’s dental care in a quality dentistry practice

Having your child visit the dentist for the first time can be exciting, but it may also be a little intimidating for some children. San Jose, California area dentists Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano, and Dr. Simel are pleased to offer children’s dentistry in Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc, which also services adults. Generations of family members can visit the practice, and they are always excited to meet children coming in for the first time!

What can I expect during my child’s first visit to the dentist?

Dr. Provenzano and her associates understand that not only are children often anxious about their first dental visit, but parents can be, too! Knowing what to expect helps in terms of feeling more comfortable with each visit. When children arrive at the dentist for their first visit, we help them feel at ease by providing a quick education on what we will be doing during that day. We let children see the instruments our team uses to become familiar with them being used in their mouths. Our team knows how to manage children and provide the best chairside manner to ensure they are content from start to finish!

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics both suggest that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday, preferably after their first tooth erupts from the gum line.  We like to establish a “dental home” at our office for children, in the hope of developing a focus on the importance of dental health for life. We keep the appointments for very young patients short, fun, and free of fear, while being thorough.  Our team wants to establish a healthy dental relationship for children, to prevent development of a fear of dentistry in the future. Children should then be scheduled for a cleaning and evaluation every six to nine months following this first appointment. That allows our dental team to monitor for any problems that might occur during the development of the smile and help provide preventive services such as sealants or fluoride applications to protect the teeth from cavities and disease.

Who offers kids dental care in the San Jose, California area?

The Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc team is pleased to offer dental services to children and adults in our state-of-the-art, family-friendly facility. To request an appointment with our team, patients can call (408) 226-2542. The office is conveniently located at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Suite #100, and accepts new patients and families.

Frequently asked questions

At what age should a child first visit the dentist?

A child should have their first dental appointment by their first birthday, ideally after their first tooth erupts from the gum line. 

How often should a child see the dentist for check-ups?

Children should generally see a dentist at least once every six months.

What are some of the services provided by a children's dental office?

A children’s dentistry practice may provide treatments such as fluoride applications, dental sealants, prophylaxis (frequent dental check-ups and cleanings), X-rays, and tooth extractions.

What could you expect on your child's first visit to Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc.?

Dr. Provenzano and her peers understand that parents, like children, might be nervous about their first dental appointment. We make them feel at ease by giving them a short overview of what we will do that day.

Are there any foods or drinks that are particularly harmful to a child's dental health?

Make sure your child does not consume meals high in sugar. Sweets, lollipops, sugar-laced bubble gum, chocolate, and mints are among them.

Dr. Natalie Provenzano

Dr. Natalie Provenzano

Dr. Simel

Dr. Or Simel

Dr. Natalie Provenzano is a renowned dentist in San Jose, California. With associate, Oral Surgeon Dr. Or Simel, they provide exceptional general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to patients of all ages.

Dr. Provenzano has been practicing dentistry since 2002 when she graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in the class’ top 10. She served on the school’s ethics committee and was a member of the Oral Sedation Team and the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating, Dr. Provenzano was the recipient of the American Association of Women Dentist’s “Female Dentist of the Year” Award.

Also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Provenzano was an active member of Ignatians Service Organization and Delta Gamma Fraternity, with the distinction of being chosen for Order of Omega and Delta Sigma Nu Honor Societies.