Welcome to The Little Royals Dentistry For Kids, where we strive to create lasting relationships with our patients and their parents to foster healthy smiles and good dental habits that will last a lifetime. We’re conveniently located in Jupiter at 600 Heritage Drive Suite 110, and provide quality pediatric dentistry to Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and all other surrounding areas. If you’re new to town or are just looking for a new dental home for your children, look no further than The Little Royals.
To reach us from Gardens Park in Palm Beach Gardens, start by taking Burns Rd to N Military Trail to Jupiter. Once you’re on Military Trail, continue on until you reach University Blvd and turn left. Next, make a left onto Corporate Way before hanging another quick left on Heritage Dr. Take the next two rights, and our office will be on your right-hand side.
If you’re having trouble finding us, or have any questions at all, give us a call at (561) 510-1450 and one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members will provide you with the information you need.
At The Little Royals, we believe in transforming every dental visit into an adventure. With our whimsical office and educational approach to dentistry, we strive to create an environment that encourages curiosity, imagination, and a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Our focus is on high-quality preventive care that provides a solid foundation for lifelong dental health while creating a positive view of the dentist in the minds of our little royals. We take the time and effort to explain dental health, hygiene, and treatment in a way that kids understand, and parents appreciate.
Because every child has different needs, we’ll never attempt to impose a one-size-fits-all approach, instead working with kids and their grown-ups to create treatment plans that are as unique as they are. We work hard to foster enthusiasm about dental hygiene in our royal patients and to support our royal parents by spending the time to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your child’s dental health. At The Little Royals, your children will be treated like a prince or princess.
At our Jupiter office, we offer a full range of treatments and services for all stages of childhood from infanthood to adolescence, and everything in between. We strive to make all of our patients feel like royalty, including those with special healthcare needs. With our friendly, gentle, and imaginative approach to dentistry, we create individualized treatment plans that are tailored to your child’s specific needs, to give them and their parents the tools they need to live a life filled with healthy, gleaming smiles.
It’s recommended to bring your child to the dentist every six months for a regular check-up and cleaning. This helps to maintain good oral health and detect any issues at an early stage. However, if your child experiences a dental emergency such as a toothache or a broken tooth, it is important to schedule an appointment immediately. Prompt attention can prevent the situation from getting worse.
X-rays are generally safe and an essential tool for dentists to identify any dental problems that are not visible to the naked eye. However, to minimize your child's exposure to radiation, dentists use digital x-rays that emit less radiation than traditional x-rays. Additionally, your child will wear a lead apron that covers their body and thyroid to protect them from radiation.
Lead by Example - Children learn by example, and parents are their first role models. Leading by example is one of the most powerful tools for preventing bad dental habits in children. Make brushing and flossing a family activity. Brush your teeth together and show your child how to do it correctly.
Make it Fun - Children are more likely to enjoy brushing their teeth if it is made fun. Consider buying a toothbrush that is designed with your child's favorite cartoon character or superhero. You can also play their favorite song during brushing time, or create a reward system for good dental habits.
Use Positive Reinforcement - Positive reinforcement is an effective way to encourage good dental habits in children. Praise your child for brushing and flossing regularly, and reward them for their efforts. This will motivate them to continue practicing good dental hygiene.
At your child's first dental visit, the dentist will examine your child's teeth and gums, and check for any signs of decay or other dental problems. They may also take x-rays to check for any issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. The dentist will also discuss with you how to care for your child's teeth and gums at home, and answer any questions you may have. The first dental visit is also an opportunity for your child to become comfortable with going to the dentist and to establish a positive relationship with the dentist.
It’s not uncommon for children to be afraid of going to the dentist. Here are four tips to help ease their anxiety: