Smile Perfector Dental Group
Cosmetic Dentists located near Carthay, Miracle Mile, and Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Finding a pediatric dentist you and your child can trust is the key to optimizing oral health and helping children maintain beautiful smiles. At Smile Perfector Dental Group, board-certified cosmetic dentist David Shouhed, DDS, and his team offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services for children of all ages in the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Call the office to schedule an appointment today, or use the online booking feature.
Pediatric Dentist Q & A
What is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist has specialized training in kids’ dentistry, as children have unique oral health care needs. The compassionate team at Smile Perfector Dental Group makes pediatric dental visits fun and relaxing to ease dental anxiety your child might experience.
What can I expect during pediatric dentist visits?
Friendly Smile Perfector Dental Group staff greet your child when they arrive at pediatric dentistry appointments. Children relax in comfortable dental chairs while their hygienist gently cleans their teeth using advanced dental equipment and techniques. They might also take dental X-rays.
Dr. Shouhed examines your child’s teeth and gums and reviews the results of X-rays if needed. If your child has a cavity, he can treat it in-office without any pain or downtime. As a preventive dentistry option, Dr. Shouhed might recommend fluoride treatment or sealants, which can significantly reduce your child’s risk of developing tooth decay.
For kids who require a surgical procedure to remove baby or permanent teeth, Smile Perfector Dental Group offers in-office oral surgery. They can refer out for orthodontics treatment as needed to help your child achieve and maintain a gorgeous smile.
How often should I schedule pediatric dentist appointments?
Schedule a pediatric dentist visit for your child every six months for routine cleanings and dental exams. Make an appointment if they require emergency dentistry because of mouth trauma or signs of tooth decay. Examples include:
- Tooth discoloration
- Hole or pit in a tooth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Knocked out permanent tooth
If your child experiences any of these situations, see the Smile Perfector Dental Group team as soon as possible to prevent serious oral health problems.
How can my child care for their teeth between visits?
To reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay between pediatric dental visits, encourage them to brush their teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste (after they’re old enough to spit) and floss every day. Help your child brush their teeth until they are seven or eight years old. Encourage them to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugar.
To ensure quality oral health care for your child, schedule a pediatric dentist appointment with Smile Perfector Dental Group by phone or book online today.
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