Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Joshua R. Opperman, DMD -  - Dentist

Joshua R. Opperman, DMD

Dentist located in Portland, OR

Juggling a family schedule can be hectic, particularly when doctor’s appointments come into play. General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Joshua R. Opperman at Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry in Portland, Oregon knows the importance of pediatric dental health. That's one reason Dr. Opperman has made a career serving not only adults but also children at all stages of life. If you’re looking for a dentist to help your child, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry

What services can a pediatric dentist offer your child?

You need a dentist who puts your child’s needs first. Dr. Opperman and the team at Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry know that. Didn’t think hassle-free dental care was possible? Try Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry and experience the difference.

Even if you have a child who’s apprehensive about visiting the dentist or is a first-timer, don’t worry: Dr. Opperman knows how to care for every child’s dental health concerns in a caring and compassionate manner. Training in nearly every aspect of oral care makes Dr. Opperman an exceptional pediatric dentist for all stages of childhood, from toddlers to teens.

Wondering what services Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry can provide? Services include:

  • Standard dental hygiene and teeth cleaning
  • Root canal treatment
  • Periodontal treatment
  • TMJ treatment
  • Flouride treatment

Why is it important for kids to see a dentist?

A dentist can ensure your children’s mouths stay healthy throughout their lives. The sooner you can bring them in, the healthier their mouths will be. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association both recommend children get a dental checkup once their first tooth comes in or they turn 1.

Dr. Opperman knows that exceptional oral health starts early. He and his team understand that your kids need to feel safe and comfortable at the dentist. A friendly atmosphere is essential!

The team at Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry is committed to providing dental care to kids in a warm and anxiety-free environment, which is why Dr. Opperman has an in-office labradoodle to keep your child entertained and at ease before their appointment. His goal is to create an enjoyable, relaxing experience for your child and encourage good dental health as they develop.

What should I do to help my child's teeth stay healthy?

Between dental checkups, it is important to make sure your child is brushing at least twice a day. Flossing is also recommended, and Dr. Opperman will go over good habits with your child during the exam so they can better understand how to brush teeth correctly.

Since oral bacteria thrive on sugar, limiting sugary foods and beverage is very important. Children that play sports or grind their teeth should wear a mouthguard. You should make sure your child doesn’t bite down on hard candy or use their teeth as a tool for opening lids.


You need an experienced general dentist who can care for your child’s dental health, so schedule an appointment online or call Joshua R. Opperman, DMD Family Dentistry today.

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