Pediatric Dentistry

We want your child to enjoy a future full of bright smiles.

Quality Children's Dentistry Is Here

Providing the highest standard of pediatric dental care in a fun and positive environment.

A girl at the dentist lying down while wearing hearing aids and glasses

As our name suggests, we want your child to enjoy a bright future with a beautiful, healthy smile. An essential part of achieving this goal is regular dental care designed to prevent future problems and promote excellent oral hygiene at home.

Your child is unique, and so are their oral health needs. Our St. Johns and Fernandina Beach/Yulee office provides comprehensive pediatric dentistry so that your child, adolescent, or teen can get the treatments they need for a healthy smile.

If you’re in search of a new children’s dentist, then check our pediatric dental services below. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Matt Bright, provides quality, compassionate dentistry for children. He promises to work hard to go above and beyond your expectations. We can’t wait to meet you!

Our Services

See our pediatric dental solutions.

Our top priority is to help your child avoid cavities and any other dental problems. Here are our Yulee and St. Johns pediatric dental services:

  • Infant Oral Health Guidance

  • Oral Health Exam

  • Digital X-Rays

  • Gentle Cleanings

  • Dietary Counselling to Prevent Cavities

  • Fluoride Treatments

  • Orthodontic Evaluations

  • Sealants (BPA-Free)

  • Mouthguards

  • Sedation

  • Extractions

  • Space Maintainers

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings

  • Pulp Therapy

  • Crowns

  • Emergency Care

  • Cosmetic Restoration

  • Anterior Bonding

Parent Review

My children have been coming to this office for three years. It's always an extremely wonderful and pleasant experience from the moment you enter the door until you leave. For routine cleanings and dental work, all three of my girls love going to the dentist because of Dr. Bright and his staff. Highly recommend.

Johnetta H., 5-Star Google Review

Specialty Dental Services for Children

Creating big, bright smiles!
Dr. Bright placing blue glasses onto a pediatric dentistry patient who is lying down

Our children’s dentists use their specialized training to care for unique smiles in various ways. Here are some of the quality services they provide:

  • Limited Orthodontics

    Our pediatric dental office…See how we are different… is committed to the healthy oral development of all our young patients. One way we help in this regard is by monitoring the growth of your child’s teeth and jaw. During your regular check-up, our pediatric dentist will assess your child’s:

    • Tooth development (check for crowding, gapped, or misaligned teeth)
    • Bite alignment
    • Facial development

    The earlier we can identify any issues, the easier it is to correct them. When it comes to orthodontics, early intervention is the key!

  • Sealants

    Sealants are an easy and affordable way to prevent future tooth decay in a child’s molars.

    Sealants work by filling in the grooves on the biting surfaces of molars and blocking pieces of food (or candy!) that can get stuck and lead to cavities.

    We use a clear resin to fill these grooves and maintain the aesthetics of your child’s teeth.

  • Mouthguards

    Mouthguards protect your child’s teeth in a non-invasive and comfortable way. Our caring team offers both custom athletic sports guards and nightguards.

    Athletic sports guards are ideal for protecting your child from oral trauma while playing their favorite sports.

    Nightguards prevent your child from grinding their teeth while they sleep (bruxism). These appliances also facilitate proper jaw development and bone growth.

    Your Yulee and St. Johns pediatric dentists offer various colors to make your child’s mouthguards more fun and personalized.

  • Sedation Dentistry
    Although we’re blessed with super fun and experienced dental team, some children can still feel anxious about their appointment. To help each patient feel relaxed, we can provide various sedation options:

    Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas (sounds fun!), this mild sedation is administered via a nasal hood and helps your child relax.

    Oral Conscious: This oral medication enables children to feel more tranquil and comfortable while receiving dentistry in the greater Jacksonville area.

    IV sedation: We have in-office board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists, Dr. Maryak and Dr. Kathryn Bietenholz, licensed to administer IV sedation.

  • Extractions

    When you hear that your child’s tooth needs to be removed, you may feel anxious about what this entails. But our office can assure you that this service is only performed when absolutely necessary, usually if a tooth will cause future issues or needs to make room for orthodontics.

    During an extraction, our primary focus is your child’s comfort. We’ll numb the area surrounding the tooth before all else and can offer sedation options so your child will feel no pain.

  • Space Maintainers

    For long-term oral health, your child’s teeth need to erupt in a timely manner. Occasionally, crooked teeth can prevent the space necessary for teeth to come through.

    A space maintainer may be fitted to keep the right spaces open and prevent teeth from shifting into these areas. The maintainer is comfortable and will facilitate each permanent tooth as it comes through.

Dr. Bright placing blue glasses onto a pediatric dentistry patient who is lying down

Your Pediatric Dentist in St. Johns County, FL

Why choose us?
Dr. Matt Bright is smiling with his young patient hugging him

Dr. Matt Bright loves children and the dental profession. He combines these two passions to help children grow up having positive associations with the dentist and establish healthy habits that’ll carry with them into adulthood.

Our pediatric dental team has extensive training in understanding the development of your child’s skeletal and dental structures. This allows our dentists to recommend treatments that are best suited for their growing needs.

Our expertise in pediatrics also allows anticipate and adjust to your child’s personal needs. We want your child to feel safe and comfortable and create a trusting relationship.

Schedule an appointment to see if we’re the right fit for your family.

 

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