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Children’s Dentistry (Pediatrics)

At the Smile Center Family Dentistry, our dental professionals and office staff are dedicated to welcoming children and making them feel comfortable with the dentist’s office – and ultimately their dental health.


We take the time to get to know you and your child, and by giving your child the strongest tool in the dental health arsenal: good oral hygiene habits. We teach you and your children sound dental hygiene practices – how to brush and floss correctly and to do so frequently and thoroughly. Good oral hygiene is the only real defense against the most common childhood disease in America: Pediatric Dental Disease.


Our warm, welcoming staff will personally help your child feel relaxed and anxiety-free during preventative dental appointments. And if a dental procedure like a filling is ever needed, we’ll help counsel your child and prepare them for a pain-free, fear-free experience.


Pediatric dental disease – or childhood tooth decay – is an all-too-common yet misunderstood and potentially harmful disease. You may not think of childhood tooth decay as a disease, until you see the other dental and developmental problems it can lead to, including:

  • problems with eating and chewing
  • inhibiting normal growth
  • contributing to cognitive and social developmental problems
  • harming normal speaking and learning
  • affect the child’s self-esteem and overall quality of life

The most effective way to prevent childhood tooth decay and other oral and gum diseases is to be sure your child visits the dentist early in life and visit regularly.

Children should have their first dental checkup between six months and one year of age, as that is the time when first teeth usually begin to appear. Without proper care and instruction, children are at high risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease. Besides, the younger they are when they meet their dentists and hygienists, the more comfortable they’ll be for a lifetime of healthy teeth.

The Smile Center Family Dentistry provides full service preventative dental services for children and families, including:

  • Infant oral exams
  • Early bite assessment and treatment
  • Braces
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dental Services

The Smile Center’s San Antonio-area offices make a visit to the dentist less intimidating – and even fun – for kids. We have specialized pediatric dentists and hygienists at our six San Antonio area offices. Our state-of-the-art dental offices include playrooms, iPads, books, and games for kids to entertain themselves while they wait for their appointment.

The Smile Center Family Dentistry starts your child’s oral health off right by teaching dental hygiene habits that protect healthy smiles for their lifetime. Our caring, compassionate dental team works closely with all your family members to deliver a fear- and, tear-free dental experience starting at infancy and continuing through children’s entire dental development.

We’re proud to offer high-quality dentistry and orthodontic care with affordable payment options to make sure you get the care that you need.

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