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Jim Bowden D.D.S.
Creating Beautiful Smiles
About Jim Bowden D.D.S.
Jim Bowden D.D.S. was born and raised in El Paso,
California. He has been in practice since 1986 and tries to
provide all his patients with the most advanced and
comprehensive oral care available. He is the board suitable in
both specialties and the only dual-trained specialist in both
pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in El Paso.
What is Pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty which change
techniques and procedures from general dentistry
and specialties to provide primary and comprehensive
preventive oral health care for children. Pediatric
dentists treat a broad range of diseases in infants,
children, young, including those with special health
care needs, and are experts in providing care to make
their patients feel comfortable.
What Types of Treatments Do
Pediatric Dentists Provide?
Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride
treatments, as well as nutrition and diet
Habit counseling like pacifier use and thumb sucking
Repair of tooth cavities or defects
Management of gum diseases and conditions including
ulcers, and pediatric periodontal disease
Care for dental injuries such as fractured, displaced,
or knocked-out teeth
Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth
and correcting an improper bite
Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentists deal with children all day, every day. It means
that they know how to make sure your children are comfortable
and are treated effectively.
Pediatric treatments include infant oral health, preventative
dental care, cavity and tooth defect repair, management of
gum diseases and other oral conditions.
Pediatric dentists gain specific training to be able to work
with children’s teeth, gums and mouths.
Pediatric Dentists provide a kid-friendly environment.
Pediatric Dentists are the dental equivalent to your
What is Orthodontic?
Orthodontic treatment is a proper way of
straightening or moving the teeth, to
improve the appearance of the teeth. It can
also help to look after the long-term health
of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by
spreading the biting pressure over all your
Why do people need orthodontics?
Where the upper front teeth lie
too far forward over the lower
When the upper teeth do not
come down slightly in front of
the lower teeth when biting
When the center of the
upper front teeth does not
line up with the center of
your lower front teeth.
Spaces Between Teeth
When there are too many
teeth for the dental ridge
Where the lower teeth are
too far forward or the upper
teeth too far back.
Gaps, or spaces, between
the teeth as a result of
missing teeth or teeth.
Space between the biting
surfaces of the front or side
teeth when the back teeth