Dedicated to healthy teeth for bright futures, our caring and professional team believes in prevention first and foremost. We want as many patients as possible to join our Cavity Free Club.
Targeting healthy habits is a group effort between our team members, you, and your child. Together we can achieve a happy, healthy smile!
A major contributing factor to dental success is our routine dental exams and cleanings. These check-ups are generally recommended every six months to allow us to develop a positive relationship with your child and reinforce healthy dental habits.
We work hard to ensure that your child understands the importance of good oral hygiene so they can smile with confidence as they grow.
Restorative Dentistry for Kids
Repairing little smiles requires the gentle touch of our pediatric dentist in St. Johns, FL.
Explore our modern and comfortable restorative dentistry solutions for children of all ages:
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
Although we want to use prevention to help your child join the Cavity-Free Club, there is another way in.
When a cavity has developed, our tooth-colored fillings allow our dentists to restore your child’s tooth in a discreet and simple way.
Using a natural-colored resin, we fill the cavity and restore the integrity of the tooth.
Your child can enjoy a healthy smile once again (in just one visit) and get back to having fun and being a kid.
- Pulp Therapy
Have you noticed that your child is experiencing tooth pain? Severe decay or infection may have gotten into the nerve of one of their teeth. If that’s the case, they may need pulp therapy, like a root canal for baby teeth.
Don’t let the phrase “root canal” frighten you!
The whole goal of pulp therapy is to treat and save an infected baby teeth, so your child can be pain-free again, and so they don’t have to lose that tooth prematurely.
Pulp therapy sometimes goes by the name of pulpotomy (or lumpectomy), but there is a slight difference between the two.
A pulpotomy is when the inner pulp of a tooth has become damaged, but the infection hasn’t spread to the actual pulp root yet. During a pulpotomy, we’ll only remove the affected areas.
Whereas with pulp therapy, we clean out the inside of the tooth. Each of these services is important to save your child’s tooth so they don’t suffer from further dental issues.
- Dental Crowns
When a cavity is too large or a tooth has suffered some trauma, we may recommend a common restorative option known as a dental crown.
A crown is custom-made to fit over and protect the damaged baby tooth so your child can enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile.
At our office, we use white zirconia crowns for a long-lasting restoration. The crown is created using impressions taken by our doctor. This data is then used to design the crown.
The result? A beautiful, natural-looking restoration that lasts until the infant tooth is ready to fall out.
- Emergency Care
When an emergency situation arises, the most important response is to remain calm. Once you have identified the issue, please contact Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at 904-584-9004…Click to call….
Our team offers 24/7 assistance for parents and will do our best to see your child as soon as possible. If you need more information, please visit our Emergency Dentistry page…Learn more about our emergency dental care….
- Cosmetic Treatment
When you hear pediatric dentistry, you may not immediately think of cosmetic dental solutions. However, our team understands that older children and teenagers can suffer from low self-esteem if they are unhappy with their smile.
With this in mind, our pediatric dentists offer a selection of teeth whitening options and anterior bonding. Both services are designed to improve the look of your child’s teeth so they can smile with confidence.
I love how patient they were with my daughter while she was getting fillings, etc. By far the best pediatric dentist we’ve been to.
Becca H., Facebook Review