Pediatric Dentistry for a Head Start in Life

Pediatric dentistry appointments are crucial for children. They are just as important as dental checkups for adults. Children should be seen by a dentist as young as one year old or six months after their first tooth has erupted. Dr. John Cherry is experienced in pediatric dentistry and can give your child the gentle care they deserve. 


We create a scheduled dental plan for your little one so they can benefit from regular cleanings and avoid tooth decay or gum disease. Getting your children on a healthy dental routine early will make it easier to keep up with their oral hygiene and health in the future.

Why is Pediatric Dentistry Important?

The sooner children begin getting regular dental exams, professional cleanings, and learning good at-home oral hygiene, the healthier they will be throughout their lives. Early pediatric dentistry checkups prevent cavities and tooth decay that can eventually lead to pain, trouble concentrating, and other health issues. 

Pediatric dentistry is for children from 6 months old until their final adult teeth, up to 12 or 13 years of age.

Compassionate Care From Your Brandon Dentist

Our team is friendly and caring, and we work hard to create a compassionate and relaxing atmosphere. We have many years of experience treating children and have developed many services. The pediatric dental services we provide are:


  • BPA Free Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Nitrous Oxide for Children
  • Pit and Fissure Sealant

What are Common Oral Health Problems in Children?

Besides tooth decay and cavities, other common oral health problems in infants and children include:


  • Tooth Sensitivity 
  • Premature tooth loss
  • Bite and alignment issues
  • Thumb sucking
  • Dental Anxiety
  • Lip sucking
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Dental emergency
  • Gingivitis and gum disease


Parents are often shocked that their children can suffer from an oral problem like gum disease. Besides, gingivitis and gum disease usually affect older patients. But these diseases can strike patients of all ages, young and old when there is a problem with poor oral hygiene and diet.

The Treatments Your Children Need in a Place You can Trust

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Pediatric Services

Our pediatric dentistry services are excellent for taking care of your children’s smiles. Dr. Cherry can perform regular preventative care to keep teeth healthy and bacteria-free with every visit. Should your child get a cavity, we also offer composite fillings for a natural tooth appearance after treatment along with gentle root canal treatment for those problem teeth.

Teenage Services

During the late teenage years, wisdom teeth begin to grow in and can often cause children pain or discomfort during their eruption. Dr. Cherry can perform wisdom tooth extraction using sedation dentistry for a nearly anxiety and pain-free treatment.

Truly a Family Dental Practice

We aim to provide you and your family excellent oral health care in a warm, friendly, and trustworthy environment. We have a “no pressure” approach when presenting your treatment plans. We will even give you alternative options should you want to go a different route. 


We strive to create lasting relationships with each one of our patients so that we can provide personalized dental care to their specific needs. Dr. Cherry has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and is passionate about helping patients have healthy teeth. He hopes to see you and your family for years to come. So don’t hesitate to contact Dr. John Cherry, DMD, in Brandon, Florida, today.

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