Meet Dr. Linda and Dr. Hassani - Newport Mesa Moms

In the journey of parenting, ensuring your child’s health and well-being is paramount. Among the various aspects of healthcare, dental health often takes center stage. The formative years of a child’s life lay the foundation for their oral health, making regular dental care essential. This begs the question: why opt for a pediatric dentist? Enter Dr. Linda and Dr. Hassani, board-certified pediatric dentists, compassionate caregivers, and moms themselves. We chatted with Dr. Linda and asked her a few questions about the Little Roots Pediatric Dentistry practice, pediatric dentistry, and why it matters for your child’s smile.

Can you tell us a little bit about your expertise and specialized training?

Of course! Dr. Hassani and I aren’t just your average dentists—we’re specialists in pediatric dentistry. Beyond our dental degrees, we’ve dedicated years to intensive training at Loma Linda University, focused solely on the unique needs of children’s dental health. This specialized education equips us with the knowledge and skills to address everything from teething infants to adolescents growth patterns to children and young adults with special healthcare needs.

Why is a child-friendly environment so important to you?

We know a trip to the dentist can be daunting for children, but we like to say not with us at Little Roots Pediatric Dentistry. Our offices are more than clinical spaces; they’re vibrant, welcoming environments designed to ease any anxiety and make dental visits enjoyable. From colorful decor to kid-friendly activities, every element is carefully curated to ensure your child feels comfortable and at ease.

What is something you pride yourself on with your pediatric dental practice?

Managing children’s behavior during dental visits requires finesse and understanding, and both Dr. Hassani and I excel in this area. Through gentle communication and patience, we build trust with our young patients, empowering them to actively participate in their dental care. By fostering a positive relationship with dentistry from a young age, we lay the groundwork for a lifetime of good oral health habits.

What is something you want parents of young children to know?

Prevention is key in pediatric dentistry, and Dr. Hassani and I are staunch advocates. We emphasize the importance of regular check-ups, cleanings, and preventive treatments like fluoride application and dental sealants. By addressing issues early on, we can help prevent more serious dental problems down the road, safeguarding your child’s smile for years to come.

Children’s dental needs also evolve rapidly as they grow, and early detection is crucial in addressing any concerns. Dr. Hassani and I are adept at monitoring your child’s dental development, spotting potential issues, and intervening promptly. Whether it’s detecting tooth decay in its infancy or guiding orthodontic treatment, we’re committed to ensuring your child’s dental health remains on track.

Anything else you would like to share with us?

Education is empowering, and Dr. Hassani and I are passionate about arming both children and parents with the knowledge they need to maintain optimal oral health. From proper brushing and flossing techniques to nutritional guidance, we offer comprehensive education tailored to each family’s needs. By equipping families with the tools to care for their smiles at home, we hope to extend our impact far beyond the dental chair.

Thank you Dr. Linda! We know choosing a pediatric dentist isn’t just about finding someone to clean your child’s teeth—it’s about entrusting their precious smiles to experts like Dr. Linda and Dr. Hassani. With their blend of specialized training, compassionate care, and dedication to preventive dentistry, they’re not just shaping smiles; they’re shaping futures. So, why see a pediatric dentist? Because when it comes to your child’s oral health, nothing less than the best will do.

Little Roots Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Linda Ngo, DDS
Dr. Hanieh Hassani, DDS, MSD
1202 Bristol Street, Suite 140
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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