Pediatric Dentistry

Receiving high-quality dental treatment is just as important for children as it is for adults. We take great pride in helping our younger patients achieve excellent oral health and pediatric dental services in the community.

Pediatric Dentistry Services in Independence and Blue Springs, MO

At Kansas City Smiles & Co., we understand the importance of high-quality dental care for children. Our team takes great pride in helping younger patients achieve excellent oral health and receive top-notch pediatric dental services. We know every child is unique, and we tailor our services to meet each child’s individual needs.

Caring for Your Child’s Dental Health

Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is essential to their overall well-being. Our team of experienced dentists understands the importance of establishing good oral health habits from a young age. We want to pass on our passion for healthy teeth, so we always emphasize the importance of regular brushing and flossing, routine dental check-ups at least twice a year, avoiding food and beverages that can cause stains, and never using teeth to open or tear things.

Kansas City Smiles & Co. strives to create a welcoming and child-friendly environment. Dental visits can be intimidating and quite scary for the smallest patients. That’s why our trained and highly skilled pediatric dentists ensure that every visit is positive. Our staff creates a welcoming and reassuring environment, ensuring each visit strengthens your child’s comfort and trust in dental care. We put young patients at ease while they receive the best possible dental care.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

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  • What pediatric dentistry services do you offer?

    We offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services, including using dental sealants to prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. Our proven preventive treatment involves applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing them to harden. Once the coating has hardened completely, it will prevent unwanted bacteria and plaque.

    We also recommend fluoride applications to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel and prevent decay. Our dentists apply fluoride directly to the teeth, which bonds the enamel, supporting the growth of strong, healthy teeth and can even reverse decay in the early stages.

  • What are the most common dental health issues in children?

    We understand that many dental problems that affect children are the same ones affecting adults. However, children’s teeth are still developing, so untreated dental conditions can cause misaligned tooth development, leading to severe problems as they grow up. Some of the most common dental issues affecting children include:

    • Tooth decay
    • Bad breath
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Thumb-sucking
    • Gum disease
    • Teeth grinding
    • Canker sores
    • Baby teeth-loss
    • Over-retained primary teeth
    • Dental Anxiety
  • What is a space maintainer?

    At our pediatric dentistry practice, we often see children who have lost their baby teeth too early. This can cause problems such as nearby teeth moving into the open space and creating crowding or crookedness. To prevent this from happening, we may recommend the use of space maintainers. These devices are designed to keep the space open until the adult tooth is ready to grow. Space maintainers can be custom-made to fit your child’s mouth and are typically made of metal or plastic.

    If your child loses a tooth prematurely, it is advisable to contact our office to discuss whether a space maintainer is necessary. Our team of pediatric dental professionals is committed to helping your child achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.

     At Kansas City Smiles & Co, we believe in making dental visits as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We guarantee that your child’s path to a healthy smile will be smooth and calm. Call us today to schedule your kid’s dentist appointment and experience the compassionate, expert care we’re known for.

  • Do you offer emergency pediatric services?

    Yes! If your child has a dental emergency, call us right away so we can schedule a same-day emergency dentist appointment. Our practice is dedicated to providing exceptional emergency pediatric dental services.

    Dental emergencies can be distressing for parents and children, so we prioritize swift and compassionate care. Whether it’s a toothache, a broken tooth, or any other urgent dental issue, our skilled pediatric dentists are here to provide the highest level of care and expertise. 

More Questions About Pediatric Dentistry?

If you have more questions about pediatric dentistry, please contact one of our Missouri offices, and we will be happy to discuss them further! If you’re ready to book a kids’ dentist appointment, use the book appointment button below.

Independence, MO

3820 South Whitney Ave
Independence, MO 64055
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Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment

Phone

816-373-7374

Email Address

[email protected]

Blue Springs, MO

1400 South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Hours

Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed

Phone

816-229-4010

Email Address

[email protected]