Pediatric Dentist Serving Orchid Island, FL
Dental Buddies of Vero Beach is proud to provide top quality pediatric dental services to patients in Orchid Island, FL, including orthodontics, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and tooth extractions. Our office is conveniently located in Vero Beach, a short drive from Orchid Island, FL.
Call us today to schedule your appointment!
Dental Buddies at Dental Partners of Vero Beach
Tel: 772-226-6888 | Fax: 772-226-6889
Monday | 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday | By appointment only
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed
Directions from Orchid Island, FL
Continue to Florida A1A S
Continue on Florida A1A S. Take US-1 S to 45th St in Gifford
Take Indian River Blvd to 7th Terrace
Dental Buddies of Vero Beach will be on the right
Call us today at 772-226-6888 to schedule your appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
What is the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist only provides dental care for patients under 18, which means they have advanced knowledge and expertise in the unique dental needs of children, including interceptive orthodontics and preventive care. We use specialized tools and techniques for little teeth, along with patient and gentle care, to make dentistry a more comfortable, stress-free experience for kids.
What age should a child start going to the dentist?
Children should start going to the dentist within six months of the eruption of their first tooth or by their first birthday. Our Orchid Island area pediatric dental practice offers complimentary new patient exams for children under the age of two.
How often should a child see a dentist?
Children should see the dentist every six months. This is an important step in preventing cavities and it also gets kids used to the idea of dental care being normal and routine, rather than scary and out-of-the-ordinary.
Should I sedate my child for dental work?
We offer safe forms of pediatric dental sedation for children who need help relaxing during dental procedures, but we always like to attempt to perform work without sedation first. If you have concerns about your child’s ability to tolerate their scheduled treatment, please let us know.
Do children’s cavities need to be filled?
Yes, unless a tooth is on the verge of falling out on its own, it needs to be treated if we find decay. An untreated cavity can cause pain, leave a tooth vulnerable to breakage, and compromise oral health. Significant tooth decay can also lead to eating difficulties and embarrassment. Restorative dentistry services for cavities include composite fillings and dental crowns, but tooth extractions may be needed in some circumstances.