Kids Dentist in Tamarac, FL
Are you a parent in search of a caring and compassionate pediatric dentist in Tamarac? As a child, going to the dentist can seem like a frightening experience. It doesn’t have to be! At Smile Every Day Tamarac Pediatric Dentistry, whether your child is in need of a routine dental exam, teeth cleaning, or a more specialized procedure, our pediatric dental clinic has top-of-the-line equipment and the experience to use it effectively.
As the leading children’s dentist in the area, our mission is simple: to help young patients brush every day, floss every day and, most importantly, smile every day! Our team has created an environment where kids can be themselves surrounded by friendly staff and pediatric dentists that care! We realize the importance of prevention and strive to educate our patients in the development of healthy habits.
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Pediatric Dental Procedures & Services
We specialize in pediatric dentistry and complete every procedure with the utmost care, precision, and attention to detail. At Smile Every Day, the safety and comfort of your kids is our top priority – that’s why we enlist only the most experienced and compassionate pediatric dentists to work with our patients. During every pediatric dental exam and teeth cleaning, we work hard to create an atmosphere of fun and relaxation to ensure that every child is comfortable. Our office is open on weekdays from 9:00am to 7:00pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Review our services and reach out to schedule an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to meeting your little one and developing a plan to maintain their dental health!
Preventative Dentistry for Children
Monitoring and examining your children’s teeth regularly keeps them healthy and saves you both trouble in the future. Taking measures such as regular dental exams, fluoride treatments, brushing, flossing, imaging, and teeth cleaning help to maintain a healthy smile! By detecting potential or existing issues early on, our Tamarac kids dentists can perform preventative treatments to restore oral health and avoid more costly treatments or surgeries down the road.
Why Choose Smile Every Day?
Our experience and passion for working with children is what separates us. We put forth the additional time and effort because we care about our patients and consider them family. We look forward to providing expert dental care and a fun experience for your kids!
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BOARD-CERTIFIED DENTISTS & SPECIALISTS
DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS, TEENS & ADULTS
FLEXIBLE HOURS WITH TWO LOCATIONS
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!