The pediatric dentists at Smile Every Day treat each patient like family and recognize that not all cavities need to be restored. We believe that with good oral hygiene and close monitoring by a children’s dentist, some cavities can be left untreated until the tooth eventually falls out. We believe in empowering both patients and parents by providing the knowledge, guidance, and support to develop healthy habits that will serve them a lifetime! Early education and prevention are important to the long-term oral health of every child. Our kids dentists are passionate about our work and helping younger patients achieve lifelong health and happiness through good oral health habits. We go above and beyond to ensure that every little one has a fun and educational visit to our office. Schedule a Tamarac pediatric dentist or Plantation pediatric dentist consultation today!
Pit & Fissure Sealants
Age-Appropriate Developmental Screening
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Oral Cancer Screening
Infant & Early Childhood
Digital Low Dose Imagery
We understand that some cavities on both baby and adult teeth need to be restored. Our goal is to provide treatment in the easiest, safest and most fun way possible. We employ the use of humor, patience and guided imagery to achieve this end while working to prevent cavities from coming back! We work with children with special health care needs and maintain hospital privileges in order to offer general anesthesia to our patients in certain cases where it is warranted. If your child is experiencing oral health issues or simply needs a checkup, schedule a teeth cleaning or oral exam with one of our pediatric dentistry specialists.
Going to the dentist can be a frightening experience for little ones. That’s why our team works hard to create a fun and relaxed environment where children can feel more comfortable. Our charming decor and friendly pediatric dentists help younger patients relax and have a more positive experience. In addition to preventative and restorative dentistry for children, we also offer Plantation dentist and Tamarac dentist services for adults in the Broward county area. Review our adult dentistry services to see what we can do for your smile! Our specialties include teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, gum disease, dentures, root canal therapy, wisdom teeth removal, and tooth reshaping. We are always available by phone or contact form request.
Tooth De-Sensitizing Therapy
Stainless Steel Crowns
Sports Mouth Guards
Full Composite Crowns
Night Guards for Grinding
Types of Sedation and Anesthesia
Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen, often referred to as “laughing gas”, to relax them during dental treatments. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of the gases oxygen and nitrous oxide. You child will choose a “flavor” of air to breath and then smell this “flavored air,” allowing them to relax without putting them to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe and effective method to use for treating children’s dental needs. Feel free to contact our Plantation pediatric dentist or Tamarac pediatric dentist locations with any further questions.
Hospital General Anesthesia
General Anesthesia is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs that would not work well under conscious sedation or I.V. sedation. General anesthesia renders your child completely asleep. This would be the same as if he/she was having their tonsils removed, ear tubes, or hernia repaired. This is performed in a hospital.
Your Child’s First Visit
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend a dental visit at the eruption of their first teeth. The goal of this visit is to establish a “dental home” which is an ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, allowing oral heath care to be delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family centered way.
Regardless of your experience at the dentist, we need to remain positive about the dentist for your child(ren). It is important that they are most excited about their first visit
We invite you to stay with your child through each step of the first visit. You will want to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment so you can complete any necessary paperwork and allow your child some time to adjust and explore our office.
During your first visit we will gather all the information we need to develop a preventative program unique to your child. We will discuss appropriate home care such as brushing, flossing, diet and fluoride as it relates to your child specifically. Dr. Mo and Dr. Steve will perform a thorough dental exam for each child, determine their dental caries risk, check for any tooth decay, examine their occlusion (bite), evaluate for any dental growth or developmental concerns, and discuss any oral habits such as the thumb, finger or pacifier use. Dr. Mo and Dr. Steve will recommend dental x-rays only if necessary. We will determine, during the first visit, if your child is ready for a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. This typically depends on your child’s age and level of anxiety.
For infants and toddlers we typically perform a “knee-to-knee” exam. For this exam, a child sits on your lap and leans back onto a soft pillow resting on the doctor’s knees to complete the examination. This allows parent participation for the exam and added comfort for your child. If Doctors Mo and Steve determine your child needs dental treatment, they will discuss all the options offered in our office and help you make the best choice for your child.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination and each visit after. This gives you the opportunity to see our team in action and allows the doctors to discuss dental findings and treatment needs directly with you. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence along with your trust.
Don’t be discouraged if your child cries on the first visit to the dentist. Crying is a normal reaction for some children when faced with a new situation. Remember to compliment your child to others no matter how your child performed during their visit. it is important they feel reassured and positive about their dental experience. The more positive we all make the visit, the more they will want to come back and try even harder next time!
If you get home and realize there was something you forgot to ask, don’t hesitate to call our office. We realize the first appointment can be overwhelming and we want you to feel you have had your questions answered completely.
We strive to make every visit to our office a fun one!