Pediatric Dentistry in

Our dedicated team loves working with our youngest patients and helping them get off to the right start in terms of dental health. By bringing in your child for visits during their younger years, they will have the greatest likelihood of maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Pediatric Dental Care in Tampa, FL

At Westchase Smiles Institute Institute, we encourage parents to bring their child to the dentist shortly after their first teeth begin to emerge. This is typically between the ages of six months and one year. Children who make visits at this young age will become more familiar with the standard process, and it will make them feel more comfortable with seeing an oral care professional when they grow older. After the first visit, a child should continue to make regular visits once every six months, unless otherwise instructed. Additionally, parents should make sure that their child follows any instructions for at-home care.

When providing dental care for younger patients, our staff will do everything possible to maximize their comfort during the visit. Children and teens enjoy the flat-screen TVs that are featured in our patient rooms. If your child feels nervous about visiting the dentist, we can offer them blankets and pillows for comfort. And parents will appreciate our family scheduling options that make it easy for your entire family to receive care on the same day.

Our pediatric services include sealants and fluoride applications.

  • Sealants: Dental sealants are an acrylic coating that is applied over the molars. This will establish an effective barrier against the oral bacteria and acids that can cause serious damage. Children and teens are usually excellent candidates for dental sealants. Baby teeth often feature deep grooves and fissures that put them at a high-risk for developing cavities. By applying sealants, this type of damage is much less likely to occur. Additionally, sealants provide the added benefit of making the teeth easier to clean by smoothing out any rough surfaces. This can be very beneficial for children who are still developing their brushing and flossing skills.
  • Fluoride Applications: Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been proven to remineralize tooth enamel and reverse the early effects of tooth decay. During fluoride applications, we apply the substance directly to the teeth so that it can be properly absorbed. Providing fluoride applications early in life will actually allow the substance to incorporate itself into the structure of the teeth. This will make it less likely for the teeth to experience any decay or deterioration later.

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Review from Rachel Manzanares
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Rachel Manzanares

My father was in town for my sister's wedding and had one of his front fillings come out two days before the wedding. Dr. Cesar Chilmaza was able to get him last minute and did an amazing job. My father said that he did a better job fixing it than the original filling! Not only did he do a great job, he and his staff we so friendly and knowledgeable and did everything in their power to help take care of him. Thanks to Dr. Cesar my sister's wedding photos won't be a disaster!
Review from Sheryl Hoffman
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Sheryl Hoffman

Cesar is amazingly kind and patient with my endless questions. I'm ridiculously terrified of the dentist and they somehow understand my fears while gently coaxing me to follow the treatment plan they recommend. They're also open evenings for those of us still working. Simply put, they're quite delightful!
Review from Blakley Ann
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Blakley Ann

I highly recommend Westchase Smiles Institute. Dr. C is an amazing dentist who cares about his patients. The staff is welcoming and treats you like family.
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