Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Brody Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Aventura, FL & Miami Beach, FL

Routine pediatric dentistry appointments can protect your child’s oral health for years to come. At Brody Pediatric Dentistry, Michael Brody, DDS, Dana Storch, DDS, and the team offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services, including oral exams, professional teeth cleaning, orthodontics, and sealants. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Aventura or Miami Beach, Florida, call the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, and teens. Specifically, it diagnoses, treats, and prevents common oral health problems in children whose teeth and jaw are still growing. 

In addition, pediatric dentistry presents an opportunity for your child to build a relationship with their dentist and to learn about the importance of nutrition and optimal oral hygiene. 

What services does pediatric dentistry provide?

The team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry provides a full suite of pediatric dentistry services, including:

Comprehensive dental exams

During a comprehensive dental exam, your child’s provider observes their teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks using a small handheld mirror. If they detect signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues like an oral abscess, they can order additional testing like X-rays or a biopsy.

Teeth cleaning

Teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from between your child’s teeth and beneath their gums. Afterward, their dentist polishes their teeth, flosses them, and applies a fluoride treatment, if prescribed.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays use low amounts of radiation and digital sensors to capture detailed images of your child’s tooth roots, alveolar bone, and jaw. X-rays allow your child’s dentist to detect potentially serious issues below the gum line that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics uses custom oral appliances to improve the alignment of your child’s teeth or jaw. The team offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including conventional braces, palatal expanders, headgear, and retainers. 

Dental sealants 

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that your child’s dentist applies to the teeth at the back of their mouth. Sealants prevent harmful bacteria from damaging the tooth enamel, lowering the risk of cavities.  

Fillings

Fillings use special materials, like composite resin, glass ionomer, or amalgams to repair enamel damage caused by a cavity. By applying a filling to a damaged tooth, it’s possible to prevent further decay. 

Oral surgery

Oral surgery uses special tools and anesthesia to treat complex oral health problems like pulp damage, oral trauma, or impacted wisdom teeth. To ensure each individual’s comfort, the team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry offers several types of sedation, including laughing gas.

When does my child need a pediatric dentistry appointment?

Brody Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children participate in a pediatric dentistry appointment at least two times a year. Regular visits can alert you to potentially serious issues like cavities or gum disease before they result in tooth loss, gum recession, or bone decay. 

To make a pediatric dentistry for your appointment at Brody Pediatric Dentistry, call the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or click the online booking tool today.