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Santa Maria Pediatric Preventive Dentist
The foundation of a lifetime of smiles
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Preventive & restorative pediatric dental services
General anesthesia and no injection cavity treatment available
Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff
The only pediatric dental specialist in Santa Maria accepting Denti-Cal
Personalized cleanings, exams, and many other preventive treatments for kids
While brushing teeth and flossing go a long way towards maintaining a healthy mouth, professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth, reducing the likelihood of cavities. Comprehensive exams make sure that small issues are caught before they become big ones.
Benefits of investing in pediatric preventive dentistry for your child
- Reduces likelihood of advanced oral health issues
- Prevents cavities from developing
- Oral health education for you and your child
Preventive Dentistry Treatments
For healthy teeth and gums
We recommend that parents bring their children into our dental office every 6 months for a thorough exam, professional cleaning, and x-rays (once a year). Dr. Pedersen will let you know if anything seems amiss in your child’s mouth, and will review all treatment options and help you make the best choice for your family.
Depending on your child’s age and oral health, we might recommend complementary preventive dentistry services to help maintain their oral health.
- Dental cleanings
- Comprehensive exams
- Digital x-rays
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Interceptive orthodontics
- Space maintainers
- Silver diamine fluoride
Hear from our patients
A really amazing experience! Dr. Pederson was so nice and welcoming. I am definitely excited to bring my kids back here in 6 months! Thank you Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry!
– Jasmine V.
Preventive Dentistry FAQs
When should my infant first see the dentist?
Is preventive care covered by insurance?
How often should my child see the dentist?
We recommend that most children come in for an exam and cleaning twice a year, roughly 6 months apart.
Denti-Cal & most insurance accepted
We are in network with most PPO dental insurances, and are the only local pediatric dental specialist accepting Denti-Cal. Not sure if your specific plan is accepted? Contact us today for a complimentary benefits check.
No insurance? We’ve got you covered.
We offer an in-house discount plan and payment plans to help you afford care.
Our in-house discount plan includes:
- 2 comprehensive exams and cleanings per year, including any needed x-rays
- Discounts on any needed treatment
All Families Welcome
We’re proud to not only offer convenient preventive dentistry services, but offer it in a comforting and encouraging environment. At your child’s appointment, we’ll take time to provide education on the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy and developing correctly.
As your Santa Maria pediatric preventive dentist, you can trust Dr. Pedersen to help encourage the development of your child’s teeth and keep them healthy.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed