To request a consultation or schedule an appointment with Dr. Adams, please complete the form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Please note this form is only for requesting an appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, or if you require immediate attention, please call our office.

Birth-24 Months

“It is reasonable to expect that a child can graduate from high school without any cavities. However, this result requires a strong partnership between parent, child and pediatric dentist.” -American Association of Pediatric Dentists

It starts with you.

FACT: Your oral health and the oral health of your infant’s primary caregivers can affect the oral health of your infant.

  • Dental cavities are a bacterial disease
  • Infants who acquire the cavity causing bacteria earlier in life have a higher chance of getting cavities throughout their life
  • Avoiding saliva sharing activities like sharing cups, utensils or cleaning pacifiers with your own saliva will help delay the transmission of the cavity causing bacteria
  • Maintenance of your own oral health is important for the oral health of your infant.  Untreated dental cavities increase can the amount of cavity causing bacteria in your mouth and makes it more likely to pass the cavity causing bacteria to your infant

FACT: Preventive oral health care is easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

  • Before the teeth erupt, clean your child’s mouth with a gauze pad or infant washcloth before bedtime
  • Begin brushing any teeth with a soft-bristled infant toothbrush as soon as they appear once in the morning and before bedtime
  • Some infants will enjoy tooth brushing and others won’t.  It’s important to establish tooth brushing as a part of your daily routine despite your child’s behavior.  Dr. Adams and his staff can provide some helpful tips to make tooth brushing easier
  • You set the tone for the importance of oral health in your daily life.  Modeling good habits for your children will instill in them the importance of oral health

FACT: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends establishing your child’s dental home by the age of 1.

  • The dental home will serve as your child’s place for well dental visits and any necessary emergency care (falls, injuries to the mouth)
  • Schedule your first visit with Dr. Adams 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth or at age 1, whichever comes first
  • Follow a schedule of periodic professional well dental visits, as advised by Dr. Adams.  This schedule will be determined based on your child’s dental development and risk for developing cavities.

“The key to healthy teeth and gums for your child is to begin the oral care routine as soon as possible, schedule regular preventive dental check-ups, and follow the advice given by the pediatric dentist.”

 


Select the plan that is right for your child from the options below.

2-6 years

“A key lesson for parents to understand is that a child’s healthy oral care pattern can easily be established if behaviors are taught in stages that parallel the child’s development. By following the guidelines outlined above, parents can help their child master healthy behaviors in the oral care routine.” –American Association of Pediatric Dentists

Instill good habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

FACT: A child needs assistance brushing and flossing their teeth until they are approximately 8 years old.

  • At age 2, begin using smear-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice).
  • Begin flossing in any areas where teeth are touching.
  • Brush twice a day for 2 minutes.  Dr. Adams and his staff will demonstrate proper brushing technique at each dental visit.

FACT: Maintaining a healthy diet is important to prevent dental cavities.

  • Limit fruit juice and sweetened drinks to one time per day or less.  Children who consume sweetened drinks frequently are at an increased risk of developing dental cavities.
  • Fresh fruit, vegetables and cheese are the best choices for snacking.  Avoid sticky snacks like gummies and fruit snacks.
  • Limit snacks in between meals to less than three per day.  Cavity causing bacteria use the sugars in the foods that we eat to make the acidic byproducts that cause cavities, the more often we eat the more often acidic byproducts are produce increasing the chance of cavity formation.

FACT: Preventing dental decay involves an important partnership between the parent, child and pediatric dentist.

  • Dr. Adams and his staff place the highest level of importance on helping you and your child prevent dental cavities.  We are just excited as you are when your child has an A+ check-up!
  • Dr. Adams will recommend a schedule for professional visits and preventive treatments (cleaning, topical fluoride treatments, x-rays), based on your child’s individual risk for developing dental cavities.  We recommend adhering to these recommendations to minimize dental problems.

Select the plan that is right for your child from the options below.

6-12 years

“It is reasonable to expect that a child can graduate from high school without any cavities. However, this result requires a strong partnership between parent, child and pediatric dentist.” –American Association of Pediatric Dentists

Encourage your child and help them take charge of their own oral health.

FACT: The American Dental Association recommends tooth brushing twice a day for 2 minutes.

  • Parent assisted brushing and flossing is encouraged until the age of 8 when most children can brush thoroughly and properly on their own.  
  • To ensure brushing for a full two minutes, place a timer in the bathroom, this can be on a watch, cellphone or a timer that is used for cooking.
  • Be sure to praise your child when they take do a good job with their brushing and flossing.
  • Each time your child visits our office, we will review proper brushing and flossing techniques with them and give them feedback on how they’re doing.

FACT: Dental sealants have been scientifically shown to help prevent cavities on the chewing surface of teeth.

  • Sealant is a protective coating that flows into the deepest grooves of the chewing surface; areas that are too small to effectively clean with a toothbrush
  • Sealants are quick and easy to place
  • Sealants most often recommended on the permanent molars and premolars but may be recommended for baby molars that are at an increased risk of developing cavities

FACT: The incidence of injuries to the front teeth increases at age 7-11 as a result of participation in sports.

  • Mouth guards are an effective way to prevent injuries to the teeth and jaw
  • Typically, a commercially available “boil-and-bite” mouth guard is sufficient when a child has a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth, however, there are special circumstances when a custom mouth guard may be of benefit.  If you have any questions regarding mouth guards, please ask Dr. Adams and his staff.

Select the plan that is right for your child from the options below.


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San Diego Dental Office
Pediatric & Orthodontic Specialty
239 Laurel St #201
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 291-5266
Fax: (619) 291-0124 

Oceanside Dental Office
Orthodontic Specialty
2125 El Camino Real #101
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 433-0393
Fax: (760) 433-4275 

Email:

 


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San Diego Dental Office Hours:

Monday 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 1:00PM (Office only)
Wednesday 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 1:00PM (Every other Friday)

Our conveniently reserved, FREE parking lot is located on the East side of Third Avenue, just south of Laurel Street. Look for our Dolphin Logo!
 




 
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Oceanside Dental Office Hours:

Monday 8:00AM - 5:00AM (Office Only)
Tuesday 12:00PM - 6:00PM (Clinical)
Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Office Only)
Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Office Only)
Friday 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Clinical: 3rd Friday of the month)
Saturday 8:00AM - 2:00PM (Clinical: 1st Saturday of the month)

What should I do if my child's baby tooth is knocked out?
If there is a medical concern, please get medical health. Once medical concerns are ruled out, contact your Pediatric Dentist as soon as possible. The baby tooth should not be replanted because of the potential for subsequent damage to the developing permanent tooth. Save this tooth for the tooth fairy!


What should I do if my child's permanent tooth is knocked out?
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap -- use only water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you can't put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water. Call our San Diego office immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.


What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?
Contact Dr. Adams immediately, if not, seek medical attention. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.


What about a severe blow to the head or jaw fracture?
You need immediate medical attention. A severe head injury can be life-threatening. Keep in mind that an emergency medical team might be able to reach you faster than you can get to the hospital.

 


IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY OUTSIDE OF OFFICE HOURS PLEASE CALL (619) 291-5266 WHICH WILL DIRECT YOU TO DR. ADAMS' EMERGENCY CONTACT!

No one should be uncomfortable during a dental visit!

Some very young children cannot sit for a more invasive dental procedure such as a filling. We offer safe sedation to help your child be comfortable as possible during dental procedures. Your child's safety is our number one priority. Dr. Adams and his specialty Associate's post-doctoral training in Pediatric Dentistry included in-office techniques that allow your child to have the best experience possible while necessary dental procedures are being completed.

San Diego Office

239 Laurel, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 291-5266
Fax: (619) 291-0124 

Se Habla Español

San Diego Hours

M: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
T: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
W: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Th: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Free Parking

Lot is across the street, 
East side of building on Third Ave.
Look for Dolphin Signs

North County Office

2125 El Camino Real Suite 101
Oceanside, CA 92054

Phone: (760) 433-0393
Fax: (760) 433-4275