Pediatric Dentistry

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At Big Tooth Boca, our goal is always to make your little one (and you) feel safe and comfortable from the moment you arrive at our office!

A child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first pediatric visit, the better you will feel. Remember, children are not born fearing the dentist!

After many years in this field, Dr. Jackie Galvez has learned to understand kids so well that she only uses pleasant, non-frightening, simple words when talking to your child. This allows her to build a genuine and good relationship with them and provide a more pleasant dental experience your kids can look forward to.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Your child needs specialist care, and Dr. Galvez is the specialist you need.

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Children differ vastly from adults in many ways, and oral health is a prime example. Children’s teeth are growing rapidly and require a specifically trained dental eye to help with ongoing development.

Pediatric dentists like Dr. Galvez receive extensive training and additional years at dental school to cater to babies, children, and teens’ unique needs.

Here are some ways our board-certified pediatric dentist can help your family:

  • Treatment of toddlers, children, and adolescents up to 18 years of age as well as special needs children
  • Preventative dental care, including cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Repair of tooth cavities and defects using composite (white or tooth-colored fillings)
  • Early assessment and treatment for orthodontics (Space maintainers, habit appliances, correction of mild crossbite, etc.)
  • Care for dental injuries
  • Teeth whitening
  • Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation available
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Our Pediatric Dental Services

Safe and comfortable dentistry is the norm in the Big Tooth Boca Clubhouse.

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Preventive Dentistry
Preventative dentistry encompasses everything from daily activities like brushing and flossing to medical interventions like orthodontics and sealants, to behavioral adjustments like diet and using mouth guards during sports activities. All of these methods of prevention minimize risk for greater problems down the road and help to keep both a child’s smile and their overall body healthy.

To provide the best possible care for a child, both parents and a pediatric dentist must be involved. At home, parents help maintain good habits and provide healthy nutrition, while the pediatric dentist provides tooth cleaning, dental interventions and offers guidance for both parents and children.

Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is found in toothpaste, gels, and foams, however some childnren need a fluoride supplement. When this is the case your caring pediatric dentist in Boca Raton, FL, can provide in-house fluorde treatment.

During your child’s examination, we may recommend additional fluoride treatments to protect their teeth. These treatments can include gels or foams applied to the teeth for several minutes. These are especially helpful for children who have had cavities in the past, or those who commonly eat or drink sugary substances.

Sealants
The shape of a child’s tooth can play a significant role in the development of cavities. Sometimes, cavities can form because of tiny grooves and crevices in teeth that can be impossible to clean with regular daily oral hygiene.

When this is the case, our team may recommend dental sealants. Sealants are made of durable plastic that is clear or tooth-colored. Your pediatric dentist applies sealants to teeth at high risk for developing cavities due to their location in the mouth or shape.

Typically, sealants are applied to the molars and premolars because of their propensity towards cavities in children. Sealants fill these grooves, thus protecting these at-risk teeth.

Mouthguards
There are many sports and athletic activities that require or recommend mouth guards. High-impact sports like wrestling, football, or hockey can present high-risk scenarios for dental injury, so an important step in preventative care is to wear a mouth guard.

Discussing upcoming sports with a pediatric dentist can help them make the best recommendations on choosing mouth guards along with advice on proper use and fit, cleaning, and what to do in the event of a dental injury.

Big Tooth Boca Specials

Check out our latest offers.
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$115 Cleaning Special
Includes cleaning, exam, fluoride, and two BW's (as needed).

Big Tooth Boca patients only (ages 0-18 years).
Offer only valid when school is open or if your child needs a third cleaning in a calendar year.
Cannont be combined with dental insurance.

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Big Tooth Baby Special
FREE exam for patients 0-18 months old.

Only available to new Big Tooth Boca patients without insurance.
Limited time offer.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

LOVES Big Tooth Boca!

Our whole family LOVES Big Tooth Boca! My kids are never afraid when going in since they have a special pediatric section just for them.

Chrissy M.
Safety

My kids have been going to Dr. Jackie and staff for many years now. Grateful for all the safety precautions they are taking to keep everyone safe too. Decided it was time to move the entire family to one location and could not be more pleased with the level of service.

Kari Taylor
Wonderful

Our entire family goes to Big Boca Smiles for our dental care. My 7 year old daughter has had two cavities filled there, and zero tears! Dr. Galvez and her team are amazing with kids! My husband and I go to Dr. Cohen for our regular dental care, and his team is also wonderful.

Jennifer Wolper
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FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry

Here are all the answers you’ve been looking for.
  • When should I take my child for their first visit?
    According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry…Click to open a new window to the official website of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry… (AAPD), children should visit the dentist on their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth receive proper dental care and benefit from good oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.
  • How are appointments scheduled?
    Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and will be able to have more dental work completed in a shorter amount of time.
  • What happens when new teeth arrive?
    Your child’s first tooth erupts between ages 6-12 months, and the remainder of “baby” teeth typically erupt by age three. During this time, gums may feel tender and sore, causing your child to feel irritable.

    To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring.

  • How can I help my child adopt healthy oral hygiene habits?
    As new teeth erupt, examine them every two weeks for lines and discoloration caused by decay. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so take care that your child brushes their teeth at least four times a day (after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime).

    Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and Dr. Jackie or the hygienist will discuss with you the right time to start flossing.

    If you notice signs of decay, contact our office immediately.

  • Is my child at risk of suffering tooth decay?
    It is caused by sugars left in your mouth that turn into an acid that can break down your teeth. Children are at higher risk for tooth decay for a simple reason — many children and adolescents tend to be lax in their oral hygiene habits.

    The good news is that it is preventable. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular dental visits help keep tooth decay away. A low-sugar diet also helps keep tooth decay at bay.

    Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep their teeth healthy. Sealants are also recommended.

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