Dentist Granite Bay

About Pediatric Dentistry

What is a Pediatric “Kids” Dentist?

Our experienced Granite Bay, CA pediatric dental and general orthodontic family is carefully trained in working with all ages of children, including infants, children, and adolescents, teaching the patient about the development of good dental care habits that will carry them into their adult years. While initiating a trusting and confident relationship between our pediatric dentist and the young patient, we aim our efforts at preventing decay, advising patients on how to make teeth stronger, and emphasizing the importance of developing ways to prevent cavities in the future. Dental care and oral care is very important for every patient.


Why Have a Pediatric Dentist Visit With Us?

With extensive knowledge of dentistry problems specific to children and adolescents, our Granite Bay Make a Smile staff of pediatric dentists is more than fit to care for the dental needs of your child and assure that you’re receiving the best dental information from a specialist in the field. Our office of pediatric dentists and specialists are aware that they must treat children a little differently than adults, which is equally as important as the technical dental training. After years of working strictly with children patients, our dentistry staff knows that showing a special respect, compassion, and a gentle touch will always get the best results from our young patients. Their comfort is our business! Pediatric dentists are also trained in Child Physiology, providing them with the ability to approach the needs of and child, from a different perspective than normal dentistry. This is especially important in working with maturing children, whose focus turns more towards self-image as they age. A lot of dental problems that can progress as your child gets older can be resolved by our early detection techniques, and scheduling a regular dental visit twice a year, helping to improve your child’s health and smile.


Pediatric Dental Treatments



Aside from having good oral hygiene, sealants are placed on chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent decay. A sealant is a thin coating material that flows into the grooves of the chewing surface on a molar. Sealants make it very easy to keep molars clean and to avoid food from getting stuck in the grooves causing cavities.

Radiographs or X-Rays

Our office is equipped with digital radiography, with the images almost instantly appearing on our computer screen!



Not all cavities are easy to reach. Fortunately, we use Diagnodent, a light that is used to detect bacteria and gauge the density. This non-invasive technology offers early detection of cavities.


dental filling

In order to treat a cavity, filling or restorative material is chosen based on the tooth which needs to be restored. Decay eats holes in the substance of the tooth, called “dentin,” creating that most familiar of dental bothers: the cavity. At Make a Smile, we do not fill cavities with amalgam or silver fillings; we proudly use only composite, white fillings. Fillings are an easy way to prevent further decay and future dental problems.


Fluoride helps re-mineralize weak enamel, which is important for healthy teeth. Our office or your pediatrician can prescribe fluoride supplements in tablet or drop form as needed. Topical fluoride is externally applied directly to the teeth and is found in mouthwash and toothpaste.

Pulpotomy/Stainless Steel Crown


If a cavity goes untreated and is not filled, decay passes through the dentin and enters the pulp, the soft, innermost part of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. For this we perform a pulpotomy. The decay and pulp tissue are removed, the pulp chamber is filled with a special material and a stainless steel crown is cemented over the entire tooth to prevent breakage.

Root Canal

root canal

When a cavity at the pulp level is left untreated, the decay spreads into the root canals where nerves and blood vessels connect to the tooth. At this point the only dental procedure that can save the tooth is a root canal. The decay and tissue of the root canals are removed and, as in a pulpotomy, replaced with a special material.

Extraction and Space Maintainer

extraction and space matainer

If the decay passes through the roots, it forms an infection at the base of the tooth, at this point the tooth must be “extracted,” or removed. When a back tooth is removed, the remaining teeth push closer together, leaving little room for the new permanent tooth. To prevent the new tooth from growing in crooked, a space maintainer is used. This is placed in the space left by the extracted tooth, almost like a placeholder, saving room for the new permanent tooth to grow in properly.

What Parents Should Know

What Parents and Children Should Know

Five Steps to a happy, healthy, beautiful smile from our dental family!

  • Kids should brush twice a day
  • Floss once a day
  • Eat healthy
  • Make an appointment visit every 6 months for a full review
  • Baby Tooth Cleaning

Healthy baby teeth, although eventually replaced, are a pivotal step in the development and growth of a child’s permanent teeth and an important first step towards a healthy mouth. A kids first tooth may erupt as early as in a few months. It is crucial to clean your baby’s gums and any newly erupted tooth after meals, bottles, and medicine use, using a soft washcloth. Please replace toothbrushes every three months and check first with your dentist about when and what toothpastes are age appropriate for your child prior to use.

Our Granite Bay dental office location is focused on child orthodontics, endodontic, oral surgery, sedation and overall dental care. Request an orthodontics appointment with the best Granite Bay dentist and come visit us at address 4060 Douglas Blvd. #110A  in Granite Bay, CA. Patient business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm – We are proud to serve parents and kids at our Make a Smile pediatric dentistry office in the surrounding Sacramento and Roseville areas, providing the top pediatric dental, orthodontics and oral surgery services! Also, if you’ve had great patient experience with us, please leave us a review on Yelp.  We are here to help and look forward to your visit with us.


If you have any questions about Make a Smile Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry, feel free to call us at our office or schedule an on-site visit. We provide a great staff and dental health care, focused on  general orthodontic, endodontic, and oral surgery. Call to be seen by the best Granite Bay dentist today.

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

Child Smiling At Pediatric Dentistry

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of our personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility and treatment plans.

Child Smiling At Make A Smile Pediatric Dentistry
Child Smiling At Pediatric Dentistry

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of  personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility

Child Smiling At Make A Smile Pediatric Dentistry

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4060 Douglas Blvd #110A
Granite Bay, California 95746

(916) 260-0646

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