Silverlake Kid’s Dentistry

Excellent dental health begins at a young age, so Silverlake Smiles offers high-quality kid’s dentistry services. We understand that children can be anxious about visiting the dentist, so we go above and beyond to make sure they feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their appointment.

Why Start Your Child’s Dental Journey Early

Some parents wonder if it’s necessary to take their child to the dentist when they still only have baby teeth. We offer a few reasons why children need to start dental care early:

  • Promote healthy oral hygiene habits. Our friendly pediatric dental team can teach children how to brush and floss their teeth properly, setting them up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.
  • Create a positive association with the dentist. We want children to view dental visits as a positive experience, so they’re more likely to maintain good oral health habits as they get older.
  • Fix cavities. With kid’s dentistry, we can catch cavities and treat them before they become a painful and dangerous infection.
  • Prevent dental issues. Early dental intervention helps prevent orthodontic problems such as overcrowding and underbites.

What To Expect During an Appointment

The first dental visit usually involves just a brief check-up to get young patients accustomed to the dentist’s office. Then, we will gently examine their teeth and gums to look for any signs of tooth decay or other problems. If everything looks good, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment for six months down the road.

We also offer a variety of kid’s dentistry services, including:

  • Dental cleanings. We use gentle techniques to remove any plaque or tartar buildup on the child’s teeth. By getting regular cleanings, we can help prevent cavities and gum disease.
  • Fluoride treatments. Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. We offer both in-office and take-home fluoride treatments.
  • Cavity fillings. If we find a cavity, we will quickly and painlessly fill it to prevent further damage. Our team offers both amalgam and composite fillings.
  • Sealants. Sealants comprise a thin, protective coating that we can apply to the back teeth, which are more susceptible to cavities.

We also offer various specialty services, such as orthodontics, sedation dentistry, and dental surgery. Our goal aims to provide comprehensive dental care for children of all ages.

The Silverlake Smiles Difference

Unlike other dental health offices in Silverlake, we focus on providing a fun and inviting environment for kids. One of our top priorities is to ensure that our younger patients feel comfortable during their dental visits.

To learn more about our kid’s dentistry services or schedule an appointment, please call us at (213) 631-7799 today. We at Silverlake Smiles look forward to meeting you and your family.

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