Caring and Gentle Pediatric Dentist Practicing in Pico Rivera, CA

Scheduling regular appointments with a pediatric dentist is the best way to protect your child’s oral health and smile. Dr. Shalini Shah and the friendly team of dental professionals at A Kids Dentist in Pico Rivera, California, specialize in meeting the unique dental needs of children. We provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry services, and we do our best to ensure that our young patients feel safe, comfortable, and confident in our care. Our goal is to empower kids to take good care of their teeth and lay the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

Our pediatric dentistry services include:

Preventive and Diagnostic Dentistry

At A Kids Dentist, preventive care is at the heart of what we do. We provide teeth cleanings and dental checkups to keep teeth and gums healthy, fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help prevent cavities, and X-ray imaging to identify decay and other issues that may be lurking below the surface.

Restorative Dentistry

Our pediatric dentist helps each patient learn and practice a diligent oral hygiene routine. Even so, sometimes restorative dentistry is necessary to repair a damaged tooth and restore its strength, function, and appearance. Our restorative treatments include tooth-colored (composite) fillings, pulp treatments (pulpotomies), and dental crowns.

Interceptive Orthodontics

By guiding a young child’s jaw development and teeth positioning, we can often minimize or eliminate the need for more costly and time-consuming orthodontic treatment down the road. Our interceptive orthodontic treatments include space maintainers and habit correction appliances, such as mouth guards for teeth grinding (bruxism) and mouth guards for sports.

Corrective Orthodontics

The potential advantages of pediatric orthodontic treatment include better biting and chewing function, reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease, straighter teeth, and an aesthetically pleasing smile. Our corrective orthodontic treatments include braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® for kids.

Sedation Dentistry

A dental visit can seem especially scary to a little one. The pediatric dentist at A Kids Dentist is committed to helping children overcome their fears so they can achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life. To minimize our young patients’ anxiety, we offer pediatric sedation dentistry, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide) and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Special Needs Dentistry

The pediatric dentist at A Kids Dentist provides every patient with exceptional dental care. To meet the needs of our patients who have physical, cognitive, or developmental considerations, we adapt our services and protocols as needed.

The team at A Kids Dentist is a trusted and valuable resource for protecting your child’s oral health as they grow and develop. To schedule an appointment with the pediatric dentist at our office in Pico Rivera, CA, contact us today.