Pediatric Dental Care in Hollywood, Florida

We provide high-quality, gentle pediatric dental care for little ones in the Hollywood, Florida area.

Childhood dental visits do not have to be a traumatic event. At Canela Dental, we create positive experiences with dental care from the very first visit.

Hollywood Pediatric Dentist

Why should I take my little one to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends taking your little one to the dentist shortly after the appearance of their first tooth – and no later than their first birthday. Regular childhood dental visits lay a foundation for lifelong oral health.

These early visits are crucial for reducing anxiety surrounding dental visits and identifying any potential dental problems before they become serious issues.

My little one will lose their baby teeth anyway – Are primary teeth really that important?

While your little one will begin to lose their primary teeth around age six, their first teeth play a critical role in mouth and jaw development. Healthy primary teeth allow your child to develop proper chewing and speaking habits that will follow them into adulthood.

Primary teeth also serve as placeholders for permanent teeth. When primary teeth are lost prematurely, secondary teeth may grow improperly. Regular exams and cleanings prevent early loss of baby teeth allowing permanent teeth to grow in the proper position.

Cavity prevention for children:

We staunch advocates for cavity prevention for children. While some kids will get cavities, they’re not inevitable. With a few simple procedures, we can help prevent many of the common causes of cavities in children.


Fluoride treatments strengthen your little one’s teeth – and play an essential role in avoiding cavities. We offer age-appropriate fluoride treatments for patients during their routine dental visits.


Sealants dramatically decrease the number of cavities a child may experience during childhood.

Because molars contain very small difficult-to-clean crevices children frequently experience some decay on their back molars. Sealants are simply a resin material brushed onto teeth to fill the tiny cracks. This resin fills the crevices where bacteria often hide within teeth – making it very unlikely a cavity will form on the tooth. The process is very cost-effective and is performed in a few minutes in our office.

Sports Mouthguards

If your child is involved in sports, it is very worthwhile to invest in a sports mouth guard. Fractured and damaged teeth are common sports injuries. Fortunately, many serious tooth injuries are prevented with the use of a mouth guard.

In our office, take molds of your child’s mouth and create custom-made sports mouthguards. By taking this simple step, your young athlete can prevent serious lifelong damage to their teeth.

Ortho Screenings:

While most children don’t begin orthodontic treatment until their early teen years, prevention of serious orthodontic issues can begin as soon as permanent teeth begin to appear. By conducting orthodontic screenings around age 6, we’re able to note potential issues and determine if early orthodontic treatment is right for your child. Early intervention can prevent or shorten many orthodontic interventions as your child enters their teen years.

Clear Correct

A modern, discreet alternative to braces, Clear Correct aligners gently reposition teeth to create a beautiful, straight smile. The removable clear aligners work much like braces. Because they are removable, patients can achieve a straight smile while enjoying their favorite foods without the restrictions that come with traditional braces.

Clear Correct gently moves teeth through a series of plastic aligners. With consistent wear (23 hours per day), aligner treatments generally take 18-24 months.

Many patients are attracted to Clear Correct because the aligners are virtually invisible. Teeth are straightened without the visibility of traditional brackets. In addition, patients avoid the discomfort that comes from a mouth full of brackets and wires.

Give us a call today and let our Hollywood, Florida office help your family achieve a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.