Serving children of all ages in our community, Smiley Tooth Pediatric Dental Specialists strive to promote a family-friendly environment that provides excellent oral healthcare. From routine checkups and cleanings to preventive treatments and restorations, we can treat a variety of dental conditions that affect young children. Our pediatric team is well acquainted with the unique needs of children as well as those who have special needs.
Checkups and Cleanings
Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings for your child is imperative to helping him or her establish vibrant oral health. Checkups are necessary for detecting the development of oral conditions – especially those in their early stages or those that are asymptomatic. Cleanings, like checkups, offer an additional level of protection against common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Dental cleanings are non-invasive and gentle. They remove harmful substances like tartar that cannot be brushed or flossed away at home.
Since oral disease can have lasting consequences on a person’s well being, we offer non-invasive, preventive treatments that help protect teeth from damage. Two popular methods for strengthening teeth and protecting them from cavity-causing bacteria are fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride treatments involve applying a flavored varnish to the teeth. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride helps strengthen the protective coating around teeth that prevents tooth decay. Dental sealants involve placing a thin, durable plastic compound in the grooves of the teeth to protect their biting surfaces. Both of these treatments can prevent the development of decay and the subsequent need for restorations.
Special Needs Children
We believe that all children deserve excellent and compassionate oral care. Our team has experience working with children including those with special needs who have unique needs of diverse natures. We strive to make all children feel welcome and comfortable during routine checkups and treatments. If your child has special needs, speak with a member of our staff so that we can accommodate your son or daughter.
Not only does Smiley Tooth Pediatric Dental Specialists provide high quality oral healthcare, we do so with an emphasis on promoting positive experiences for all our patients. To schedule a checkup or cleaning, call our office today.
Our Patients Love Us!
Took my daughter here today for her first ever dental visit (2 y/o) and had a fantastic experience! They made her feel so comfortable and did a great job explaining things on her level and keeping me informed. They let me sit in the room with her, something I've heard other offices don't allow. I'm so thankful she had a good experience and will definitely keep coming here!
This place is the best place to take ur kids. The staff is absolutely amazing they make u feel like family. They truly care about their kids. U feel right at home. My kids love going to the dentist because of the staff here! We are always well taken care of!
Dr. Chou and her staff are amazing. Who thought getting a 4 year old and 2 year old their first cleaning would be so easy! Dr. Chou's technique is perfect for gaining kid's trust and she had my girls in and out of the chair in a matter of minutes. My two year old said she wants to return...out of the blue...4 days later. I can't wait until their next appointment. Their teeth look great!!!
Patient, kind and fun staff! My 5 year old didn't want to leave!
Frequently Asked Questions
A pediatric dentist is a dentist with specialty education and training to treat oral health issues that affect children and teenagers. To operate a pediatric dentistry practice, a dentist must be licensed, which involves rigorous testing. In addition to having a deep understanding of children’s oral and dental anatomy along with developmental processes, a pediatric dentist is trained to handle the emotional needs of children receiving oral healthcare. Beyond the specialized care we provide, our dentist and our staff have training and experience to educate children on their oral health, make them feel comfortable and welcome in our office, and provide treatment in ways that minimize the likelihood of developing dental fears and phobias.
Ideally, your child should first visit a pediatric dentist around his or her first birthday. Twelve months is a good time for an oral examination because it gives our team a chance to look for signs of developmental or congenital abnormalities. Your child’s first appointment is also a great time for our team to get to know you and your family. Since children will ultimately receive dental cleanings and checkups on a bi-annual basis, establishing comfort and familiarity with our practice and our staff is important. When gathering new patient information, we will inquire about your family medical and dental history as well as ask questions about your child’s progress so far. This information is important to have on file, if or when any potential problems arise.
Children with special needs require proper oral healthcare just as much as any other child. We serve children who have special needs with pride and compassion. Our mission is to ensure that all children in our community have access to excellent care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our pediatric dentists, along with our support staff, have training and experience working with children’s diverse needs. If your son or daughter has special needs, feel free to speak with a member of our team prior to your appointment so that we can accommodate your family.
If your first visit to our practice is when your child is about a year old, expect an examination of the mouth to be performed by our dentist to evaluate the health of the oral cavity. An exam is not uncomfortable and is performed to look for potential developmental or congenital issues. In addition to a quick checkup, we will collect information about your child’s development, your family dental and medical history, and any known allergies. We will provide helpful information on protecting your child’s oral health, which may include dietary recommendations and oral hygiene tips to help parents and caregivers establish healthy teeth and gums at an early age.
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Our Dental Team
Our goal is to make dentistry a great experience for both kids and parents!
Drs. Chou and Hake have completed multiple years of specialized dental training in order to provide the best care for your children. Our wonderful team members are specially trained to deal with children’s dental needs. We make every effort to keep your child relaxed and comfortable. A child’s experience with the dentist sets the attitude towards dental health as an adult, so we want them to have fun and enjoy their visits.