Pediatric Dentistry Call For Kid-Friendly Dentistry Services!
  • Benefit from two board-certified pediatric dentists
  • Your child will love pain-free laser dentistry
  • Get help for your child even while you’re still pregnant

Give Your Child a Healthy Smile With a Hawthorne Pediatric Dentist

Every child who walks into our office is treated with care and compassion. In fact, both Dr. Arlene M. Joyner and Dr. Brent Tucker are board-certified pediatric dentists and are uniquely qualified to care for your child’s developing smile. Unlike a general dentist, they stay up to date on the latest procedures and advances in pediatric dental care so they can give your kids the best treatment possible. As your pediatric dentist in Hawthorne, we will:

  • Get your child comfortable going to the dentist with “happy visits”
  • Offer treatment and support for any pediatric dental problems
  • Provide care for your child even while you’re pregnant
  • Instill good oral hygiene habits

We also ensure your child enjoys visiting our office. One way we do this is by using our Solea dental laser whenever possible. The laser works without the need for numbing injections, the sounds of a dental drill, or making multiple appointments. We’ll work quickly, quietly, and comfortably so your little one doesn’t feel afraid!

Bring your child to a dental office that specializes in treating children, even those with special needs. Call Hawthorne Smile Spa today at 310-982-4895 to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist.

Your Child Will Receive Excellent Pediatric Dental Care Here

Simply put, we love treating children at Hawthorne Smile Spa! Both Dr. Joyner and Dr. Tucker have received additional training in pediatric dental care because they enjoy working with kids so much. You can feel comfortable bringing your child in to see them.

When your child comes in for their first appointment, we’ll spend a great deal of time getting to know them and their smile. Our comprehensive exam and diagnosis are much more in depth than what they would receive at another dentist office, as we want to uncover any problems early on so that treatment can be provided. We offer:

  • Frenectomy – Many infants suffer from tongue-tie problems that can hinder them from breastfeeding and later on speaking properly. A simple frenectomy (tongue-tie removal) can solve those problems quickly.
  • Thumb Sucking – Thumb sucking can create orthodontic problems and can cause a narrowing of the air passages. This can lead to breathing problems later in life, such as sleep apnea. We can offer advice as well as make an oral appliance for treatment if needed.
  • Sealants -Protect your child’s teeth with dental sealants, which will block decay-causing bacteria from being able to access your child’s tooth enamel.
  • Pediatric Zirconia Crowns – Zirconia is the most beautiful, most natural-looking material for dental crowns, and we offer this as a solution for your child’s restorative work!
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride – SDF is a safe, non-invasive way to strengthen your child’s teeth against bacteria. The silver will kill bacteria while the fluoride remineralizes tooth enamel against decay.
  • ICON Resin Infiltration – Many things can cause your child’s teeth to develop white spots throughout the enamel. This solution will remove those white spots so your child can smile cheerfully once again!

We can also offer advice on how to keep your smile healthy during your pregnancy to help ensure your baby is carried to full term and arrives in the world healthy. OB-GYNs often don’t relate symptoms such as bleeding gums (a sign of gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth) with any problems that can affect your unborn child.

In short, there are many treatments and much advice we can offer you to help your child enjoy a healthy smile for life. Call Hawthorne Smile Spa today at 310-982-4895 to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist in Hawthorne. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Pediatric Dentistry

What is pediatric dental care?

Pediatric dental care is specialized dental care designed to help children under 18 enjoy happy, healthy smiles. Pediatric dentistry should help set a child up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits and a beautiful smile. At Hawthorne Smile Spa, we have two board-certified pediatric dentists who are ready to help your child maintain optimal oral health.

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Pediatric dentistry is important because children have different dental needs than adults do. Their jaws and teeth are still developing and need the skills of a dentist who is experienced in treating children on a regular basis. We love seeing kids of all ages in our office, so you can feel comfortable bringing them here for their smile care.

Why should I go to a pediatric dentist?

We believe you should take your child to a pediatric dentist who is accustomed to treating children every day. Your child will receive the best care and will achieve the best outcome from having a dental partner who loves treating kids and knows how best to do so. Hawthorne Smile Spa was established to help the area’s children with their dental needs, and that’s what we’ve done for the past 35 years.

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