More than half of American children aged 6 to 8 have had a cavity in their baby teeth, and more than half of adolescents have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. Juliet Ebrahimian, DDS, and the team at Silverlake Smiles in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California, provide expert children’s dentistry to ensure long-lasting oral health. Serving the Silver Lake neighborhood and areas of Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Frogtown, and Echo Park, the practice treats patients of all ages. To book an appointment for you or your child, call the practice or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children have a dentist by age 1.
If you’re a parent, you may wonder if taking your child to the dentist is necessary when they still only have baby teeth. Some benefits of children’s dentistry include:
Silverlake Smiles understands children can be anxious about visiting the dentist, so the practice goes above and beyond to make visits comfortable, fun, and inviting.
Silverlake Smiles offers a variety of children’s dentistry services including:
Your provider offers customized sedation dentistry for every procedure. This ensures that your child is comfortable during their appointment.
The first appointment includes a brief check-up to get young patients used to the Silverlake Smiles office. Then, your provider gently examines your child’s teeth and gums for any signs of tooth decay or other conditions.
If everything appears healthy, your provider recommends a follow-up appointment in six months.
During this first treatment, they may also encourage a fluoride treatment. This treatment helps to strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to decay. The practice offers in-office or at-home treatments.
If your provider finds a cavity, they quickly and painlessly fill it with an amalgam or composite filling to prevent further damage. They may encourage a protective coating, or sealant, to prevent additional cavities.
Your provider may take X-rays to better understand your child’s needs. The practice uses digital X-rays that use up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays. This cutting-edge technology doesn’t require any film or chemicals and is a more sustainable option.
The practice also utilizes intraoral cameras, small, handheld devices, that allow your provider to get a close-up of your child’s mouth, teeth, and gums. This helps them to identify problem areas easily and develop specific treatment plans.
At the end of any visit, the friendly pediatric dental team teaches children how to brush and floss properly and sets them up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.
To schedule a children’s dentistry appointment, call Silverlake Smiles today or use the convenient online scheduling tool.