Kids Dentist in Plantation, FL
Our Plantation pediatric dentist office is passionate about working with little ones and helping them develop healthy oral habits at a young age. As a child, the thought of going to the dentist can seem scary but it doesn’t have to be! At Smile Every Day, we specialize in full-service pediatric dentistry including routine oral exams and teeth cleaning. We work together with children and parents to mitigate anxiety and make sure that every patient is comfortable. Our pediatric dental office has top-of-the-line equipment and the experience to use it effectively.
Our mission is simple: to help young patients brush every day, floss every day, and smile every day! Our pediatric dental team has created an environment where kids can be themselves surrounded by friendly staff and specialists that care! We realize the importance of early prevention and strive to educate our patients in the development of healthy oral habits. Call today to schedule an appointment with the best pediatric dentist in Plantation, FL.
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Full-Service Dentistry for Children
At Smile Every Day, we love our community and are proud to offer full-service dentistry for children and families. Our dentistry team provides a safe and pleasant environment for young patients to receive treatment. We enjoy getting to know patients and having fun while educating them on good oral health habits. We also practice sedation during more complex or painful procedures that may require it. We understand the need to demonstrate care and compassion when treating younger patients; that’s why our Plantation pediatric dentists go the extra mile to create an atmosphere of fun where children feel more comfortable and at ease. We realize the importance of prevention and strive to educate our patients in the development of healthy habits. Good oral health begins at childhood and we want to ensure that every patient is well-educated and equipped with the knowledge to maintain proper oral care from a young age. We look forward to meeting your little one and helping them smile every day! We also provide Plantation dentist services for adults — schedule an appointment today!
Preventative Dentistry for Kids
It is important to instill healthy oral habits in children from a young age. Regular dental checkups and education lay the foundation for lifelong oral health. By detecting issues early on, our Plantation pediatric dentists can perform preventative treatments that could help younger patients avoid costly or painful issues down the road. Regular dental exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, brushing, flossing, and imaging help to maintain a healthy smile!
Why Choose Smile Every Day?
Our kids dental specialists are skilled, compassionate, and excited about helping children in Broward County have a positive experience at the dentist. Don’t settle when it comes to the oral health of your little ones! Parents keep coming back to Smile Every Day for our fun atmosphere and attention to detail.
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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!