Pediatric Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bellflower, CA

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Bellflower, CA

Seeing a pediatric dentist routinely is the best way to reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay and other dental problems. At STAR Family Dental in Bellflower, California, board-certified family dentist Farnam Ahmadi Moshtaghin, DDS, and his exceptional team offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry includes comprehensive dental care for babies, children, and teenagers. The STAR Family Dental specialists have many years of experience treating kids of all ages. They are skilled in preventive dental care, diagnostics, and treatment of common oral health issues many kids face.

What are the benefits of pediatric dentistry?

Some of the benefits you can take advantage of when choosing pediatric dentistry at STAR Family Dental include:

  • Less tooth decay
  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • Lower risk of oral health problems
  • Brighter, whiter teeth
  • Long-term cost savings
  • Tooth restoration
  • Healthier smiles

STAR Family Dental provides a warm, welcoming environment. The friendly dental specialists make children of all ages feel comfortable and right at home.

What should I expect during pediatric dentistry visits?

During pediatric dental visits at STAR Family Dental, compassionate providers greet your child and often complete the following steps:

Oral health history review

Your dental specialist reviews your child’s oral health and medical histories. They discuss their medication regimen, potential concerns, and past dental procedures. 

Dental X-rays

A STAR Family Dental hygienist may take painless dental X-rays to get an in-depth view of your child’s teeth, gums, and areas below their gum line. 

Dental cleaning

A STAR Family Dental hygienist gently cleans your child’s teeth using specialized dental tools. They also floss their teeth and may apply fluoride to the teeth to prevent future decay.

Dental exam and treatment

Your child’s dentist then examines your child’s teeth, gums, and dental X-rays. They offer dental sealants for your child to reduce tooth decay in molars (back teeth). 

They also provide treatments, if needed, to remove decay, restore damaged teeth, or remove baby or permanent teeth. STAR Family Dental offers braces and Invisalign® to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. 

How often should I schedule pediatric dentistry visits?

Ask your child’s dentist when to schedule their next pediatric dentistry appointment. Most of the time, seeing a pediatric dentist every six months is a good idea. You can also call the STAR Family Dental office if your child experiences tooth trauma, tooth pain, a knocked-out or loose permanent tooth, or other oral health problems.

To schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment at STAR Family Dental, call the office or schedule one online today.