Are you a parent in search of a caring and compassionate Tamarac pediatric dentist? As a child, going to the dentist can seem like an intimidating and frightening experience, but 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 to help young patients brush every day, floss every day and, 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. Call our Tamarac dentist location to get started!
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Pediatric Dental Procedures & Services
We complete every pediatric dental procedure with care, precision, and attention to detail. At Smile Every Day, the safety and comfort of children is our top priority – that’s why we enlist only the most experienced and compassionate pediatric dentists to work with our younger patients. During every 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 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 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 oral 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 exams, fluoride treatments, brushing, flossing, imaging, and cleanings help to maintain a healthy smile! By detecting potential or existing issues early on, our local children’s dentist can perform preventative treatments to restore oral health and avoid more expensive procedures or surgeries down the road.
Our experience and passion for working with children are what separates us. We put forth the additional time and effort because we care about our patients and consider them family.
CARING & FRIENDLY STAFF
CARE FOR ALL AGES
OPEN ON SATURDAYS
Your Child’s First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Dental Association (ADA), and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend scheduling an exam at the first eruption of baby teeth. The goal of this visit is to determine a primary provider and ongoing oral health plan. Once we establish a primary doctor and appointment schedule for your little one, you’ll know when and where to take them. To speed up the first appointment, you can download and complete our intake form prior to arriving.
We invite you to stay with your child throughout every step. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork and give your child some time to adjust to the office. We will gather the necessary information to develop a preventative program unique to your child. We will discuss appropriate home care such as brushing, flossing, diet, and fluoride treatments. 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-sucking 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. Crying is a normal reaction for some children when faced with a new situation. It is important to make them feel reassured and positive about their dental experience. The more positive we make the visit, the more they will want to come back! If you get home and realize there was something you forgot, don’t hesitate to call our office. We realize the first appointment can be overwhelming and want to answer all of your questions.