A dentist in a white coat is speaking to a child sitting in a chair during a dental checkup.

Pediatric Dentistry

At Kaiser Permanente, we have pediatric and general dentists who treat children. Every dentist who sees children has the same goal in mind: to keep young patients’ teeth healthy and help them develop great habits that will last a lifetime. We also want to build a trusting relationship with our patients, so the dentist’s office is associated with wellness rather than anxiety. Both pediatric and general dentists focus on preventive care and addressing the increasingly problematic issue of tooth decay in young children. For children, we recommend a visit within 6 months of when their first tooth comes in or by age 1.