New Patient First Visit
Schedule a new patient comprehensive exam, which includes x-rays and a thorough preventive cleaning,
for only $119. (Offer not applicable for patients with dental insurance or periodontal disease.)
At Dental Wellness Team, our children's dentistry philosophy is about more than bright, healthy smiles. Dr. Pinero and her team want to make sure your child’s visit is rewarding and fun, so there’s no fear of keeping their smile healthy with regular dental visits. Our Coral Springs dental practice is always accepting new patients age 5 and older.
We encourage you and your child to ask questions and are always happy to address any concerns you have as a parent about dentistry for children. We offer empathetic oral health education and use simple explanations to answer your child’s questions and reassure them. If your child is anxious, ask us about our sedation dentistry options that could make their appointment more relaxing.
Your Child's First Visit
Dr. Pinero and her team understand that you want the best for your child. At Dental Wellness Team, we focus on providing the highest quality pediatric dental care possible. It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at our Coral Springs dental practice, they don’t have to be! Our practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist.
Kids Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Pinero to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Dr. Pinero may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At Dental Wellness Team, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
Protective Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At Dental Wellness Team, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Unfortunately, sometimes a child’s tooth may be too badly decayed to save. In this case, Dr. Pinero will perform an extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth.
If your child is anxious, has special needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, Dr. Pinero may recommend nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear.
Once the dental treatment is over, the gas will be completely out of their system after just a few minutes. Nitrous oxide is widely considered to be low risk. At Dental Wellness Team, our goal is to always care for your child’s dental health in the safest way possible.
Your child might need a space maintainer if they lose a tooth early or have a baby tooth extracted. If your child needs a space maintainer, Dr. Pinero will custom make it to fit your child’s mouth. It will keep the space where the baby tooth was lost open in order to allow the permanent tooth to come into place.
Baby teeth are vital to the healthy development of adult teeth and facial structure. If a space maintainer is not used, your child’s other teeth can shift into the open space and more invasive orthodontic treatment might be needed.
Dental fluoride treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the amount of cavities in children. Dr. Pinero often recommends fluoride treatments along with dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth. Fluoride acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted – but some do. In many situations, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your smile as a whole. If the wisdom tooth’s growth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, or cannot fully erupt, we may consider extraction.
At the earliest, wisdom teeth are removed in the mid-teen years, but 3rd molars do not finish developing until closer to about 30 years of age.
Does your child suck his or her thumb? Has early tooth loss made it where their bite is changing? Our early bite assessments allow us to help your child avoid bite complications later on, such as impacted teeth or overbites. This can prevent the need to wear braces for an extended period of time later on.
Is your child due for a preventive checkup? Give Dental Wellness Team a call to schedule their appointment with Dr. Daysy Pineor today!
We offer a range of products such as metal, porcelain and clear braces to help correct teeth alignment and bite issues.
If the early stages of gum disease are left untreated, gums will recede away from the teeth, triggering a variety of other dental and oral health problems.