Who We Help - Palm Harbor, FL
If Your Child Can Smile, They’re Welcome Here!
We like to keep our doors wide open for Palm Harbor families and welcome absolutely every child into our pediatric dental office. Whether your child has just gotten their first tooth, may be ready for braces, or is already thinking about college, the expertise offered by our pediatric dentists will ensure they have a healthy and gorgeous smile they’re eager to show off. No matter what your little (or not so little!) one needs, you’ll find that we’re more than ready to provide the dedicated service they deserve.
Dentistry for Infants
Babies require dental care even before their first teeth come in! We recommend cleaning your child’s mouth with a rag soaked in warm water after every feeding, and make sure your child doesn’t fall asleep with their bottle in their mouth. We can ensure that your child’s oral health starts on the right foot, and we’ll be here whenever you need us to answer questions about their ever-changing smile and dental needs.Learn About Lip & Tongue-Tie
First Tooth, First Visit
The ‘First Tooth, First Visit’ appointment was created to help you and your infant establish a dental home. This important appointment will give you the opportunity to sit one-on-one with our dentists to discuss cavity prevention and your infant’s future dental milestones.
Here’s how it works…
- The dentist will examine your infant’s teeth and gums with a toothbrush and mirror while your baby rests in your lap.
- The dentist will go over her findings, make recommendations, and send you home with a worksheet outlining healthy habits to implement now, along with future milestones you should expect.
- Any questions you have will be answered as your child toddles around the colorful kid zone.
- The most challenging part of the appointment will be coaxing your child away from the toys when it’s time to go!
Dentistry for Toddlers
The toddler years are an extremely important time in a child’s dental development. Especially, since toddlers often fall and experience dental trauma. Not only are their baby teeth coming in, but this is also when children begin to form their dental habits. In addition to offering regular checkups and cleanings, we’ll also take time during your child’s appointments to talk about the basics of oral hygiene and diet. We offer a 24/7 emergency line for established patients to reach out in the event of an accident. Between our efforts and yours at home, they are sure to adopt healthy habits nice and early!
Dentistry for Children
Once a child starts school, the social aspect of their smile becomes more important than ever. That’s why we’re ready to provide tooth-colored fillings and zirconia crowns that can easily fix dental damage without altering the appearance of your child’s teeth. Usually, orthodontic issues start to appear around this time as well, and thanks to our on-site orthodontist, we can get your child the care they need as soon as possible so they can begin (and end!) the treatment process as fast as possible.
Dentistry for Teens
As a child enters their teen years, they should have most if not all of their permanent teeth, which with the right care, can be trusted to last for the rest of their life. In fact, our team loves connecting with teens over the importance of dental hygiene when mom and dad's advice just won't do. If any cavities or dental damage occurs, we can take care of it with natural-looking restorations that will have your child smiling for selfies in no time. We’ll also keep a close eye on their wisdom teeth so we can recommend they be removed before your child experiences any pain.
Special Needs Dentistry
Do you have a child with mental, physical, sensory, or behavioral special needs? Our dentists and team have plenty of experience working with children who deserve extra care and attention. In fact, our hygienists are specialty-trained and have a positive reputation in the Autism Spectrum community. If you'd like to just give us a call ahead of their visit, we can make any accommodations necessary to ensure a smooth and productive experience. We'll also work with you to put together an ongoing care plan you and your child can easily follow to prevent many dental problems from happening in the first place.