Pediatric Dentist Serving Port St. Lucie, FL
Dental Buddies of Vero Beach is proud to provide top quality pediatric dental services to patients in Port St. Lucie, FL, including orthodontics, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and tooth extractions. Our office is conveniently located in Vero Beach, a short drive from Port St. Lucie, FL.
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Dental Buddies of Vero Beach
Tel: 772-226-6888 | Fax: 772-226-6889
Monday | 8am - 4pm
Tuesday | 8am - 4pm
Wednesday | 8am - 4pm
Thursday | 8am - 4pm
Friday | By appointment only
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Port St. Lucie, FL Area Pediatric Dental Practice
What is the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist focuses on providing dental care for patients under 18, giving them advanced knowledge and expertise in the unique dental needs of children, including interceptive orthodontics and preventive care. We use specialized dental tools, equipment, and techniques designed for little teeth, along with compassionate and gentle care, to make dental visits a more comfortable experience for our patients.
What age should a child start going to the dentist?
According to the American Dental Association, children should start going to the dentist within six months of the eruption of their first tooth or by the age of 12 months. Our Port St. Lucie area area pediatric dental practice is pleased to provide complimentary new patient exams for children under the age of two.
How often should a child see a dentist?
Just like adults, children should see their dentist every six months for preventive care. This is important for preventing tooth decay and it also helps kids become used to the idea of dental visits being a normal part of their routine, rather than scary and out-of-the-ordinary.
Should I sedate my child for dental work?
We offer safe, mild forms of pediatric dental sedation for patients who need help relaxing during dental treatments, but we prefer to try to perform work without sedation first, if possible. If you are worried about your child’s ability to tolerate an upcoming procedure, please let us know before their appointment so we can discuss your concerns with you.
Do children’s cavities need to be filled?
Unless a baby tooth is on the verge of falling out on its own, it should be treated if we find decay. Untreated cavities can cause pain, leave a tooth susceptible to fracture, and compromise your child’s oral health. Severe cavities can also lead to eating difficulties and feelings of embarrassment. Restorative dentistry services for cavities include composite fillings and dental crowns, but tooth extractions may be recommended in certain circumstances.
Directions from Port St. Lucie, FL
Get on Florida’s Turnpike
Follow Florida’s Turnpike to FL-713 N. Take exit 152 from Florida’s Turnpike
Continue straight onto FL-713 N
Turn left onto US-1 N
Follow Indian River Blvd to 7th Terrace in Gifford
Call us today at 772-226-6888 to schedule your appointment!