Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

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Smile Dental

General & Family Dentistry located in Moreno Valley, CA

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all children visit the dentist for their first exam by the time they turn 1, or within six months of their first tooth erupting. At Smile Dental in Moreno Valley, California, their team of expert family dentists provides comprehensive pediatric dentistry services for toddlers, children, and teenagers alike. If it’s time for your child’s check-up, call the office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A


What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the oral health needs of infants, children, and teenagers. 

Your child’s mouth changes significantly during their first 18 years of life. As their jaws grow and permanent teeth come in, preventive pediatric dentistry can eliminate potential threats such as tooth decay and gum disease. 

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Pediatric dentistry is important because it ensures your child’s teeth and gums stay healthy, strong, and free of disease. 

In addition, pediatric dentistry provides an opportunity for your son or daughter to learn about the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth while enabling them to build a rapport with a trusted oral health professional. 

All of these skills are important to ensure that their smile and bite remain beautiful and functional well into adulthood. By investing in pediatric dentistry, you’re setting your kids up for success. 

What kind of issues can pediatric dentistry address?

Pediatric dentistry is an incredibly versatile specialty and can address a variety of oral health issues. The team at Smile Dental offers an array of services, including:

  • Preventive oral exams on children 3 and younger
  • Professional cleanings and exams for children who are older than 3
  • Early assessment and X-rays for orthodontic treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cavities and/or gum disease

Your child’s pediatric dentist also can perform extractions and diagnose complex oral health issues such as obstructive sleep apnea or TMJ. 

What if my child suffers from dental anxiety?

If your son or daughter suffers from dental anxiety or has trouble sitting still, the pediatric dentists can administer a sedative to ease their nerves and help them relax. 

Sedation dentistry is safe and generally well-tolerated and provides an excellent solution for extractions and other more invasive procedures.

To schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment at Smile Dental for your son or daughter, call the office or use the online booking tool today.