Kids Love Us. Parents Trust Us.

Kids Love Us.
Parents Trust Us.

With an open and inviting feel, our office is environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art, with low-radiation digital X-ray machines. We also use the most up-to-date dental materials, which are mercury-free, BPA-free and latex-free.

Meet The Doctors

Robert R Smith DDS

From his very early years of walking the San Diego zoo on weekends with his grandmother, Dr. Robert Smith developed an interest in the biological sciences.

Lily H Ghafouri DMD MS

Dr. Lily Ghafouri graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. 

Shiva Borukhim DDS

Dr. Shiva Hedvat Borukhim specializes in dentistry for infants, children, and patients with special
health care needs.

Your Child’s First Visit

Your Child’s
First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist before they turn 1, or within 6 months of the appearance of the first baby tooth.

Bringing your child to the pediatric dentist at a very early age allows him or her to meet the dentist, and become comfortable in the dental office setting. Sometimes new places can make kids nervous and uncooperative, and that’s alright! We understand. We will be patient and take our time to develop a solid relationship. If your child ever needs a filling or extraction, we always avoid the words “hurt”, “shot”, “pull”, “needle”, and suggest you do too.

First visits usually include a gentle exam of teeth, jaw, bite, gums and oral tissues, a gentle cleaning, demonstration of proper home cleaning, fluoride treatment, and answering any questions you may have about your child’s oral health.

Services

Your child’s first visit to the dentist can set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health.  We offer an array of services that will grow with your children through the years and put them on the right path of a lifetime of good oral health.

  • Dental Cleanings & Fluoride Treatments
  • Baby Exams
  • Digital X-rays
  • Dental Sealants
  • Restorative Care including Crowns, Fillings, Root Canals, and Extractions
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns
  • Laser dentistry
  • Flippers 
  • Minimal Sedation with Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)
  • General Anesthesia When Necessary
  • Space Maintainers (Spacers)
  • Sports Dentistry including Exams & Athletic Mouthguards
  • Emergency and Dental Trauma Care
  • Limited Orthodontic Treatment

Healthy Little Teeth

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Ages 4-5

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Ages 6-10

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Ages 11 and up

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Special Needs

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Oral Hygiene

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Diet & Nutrition

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Sports Dentistry

Dental Emergencies

If your child has suffered a blow to the head or any other life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room. If your child faces a dental emergency, call us immediately. We are always here to assist when your child’s dental health is at risk. Here are some tips on dealing with urgent dental situations:

Cut Lip, Tongue or Cheek

Facial Swelling

Toothache

Broken Tooth

Knocked Out Tooth

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9201 W. Sunset Blvd. Suite 200
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Children love to play and sometimes accidents may happen that result in them biting or cutting their tongue, lip or cheek. If these injuries bleed, use sterile gauze or a clean cloth to apply firm, but gentle, pressure to the wound. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 15 minutes of pressure, you should travel to the nearest emergency room. You can also apply ice to any areas of the face or mouth that bruise.

If your child complains of a toothache, our doctors recommend relieving the pain with acetaminophen, NOT aspirin. It’s also important to keep the area around the painful tooth clean by rinsing with warm salt water. If the face starts to swell, you can use a cold compress to relieve the swelling. Please contact our office for an appointment as quickly as possible.

If your child accidentally breaks a tooth, quickly rinse the mouth with warm water and put a cold compress over the injury to relieve swelling and pain. Retrieve any pieces of the broken tooth, if you can and seek immediate dental attention.

Knocking out a permanent tooth is serious for your child and quick reaction and timing is critical. Make sure you retrieve the tooth, and only hold it by the crown or top and not the root end. You should rinse off the tooth but don’t try to clean it and don’t handle it more than necessary. Next, reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If reinserting the tooth isn’t possible, put it in a cup of milk or water and see us immediately for an appointment.

If you notice facial swelling or a swollen cheek, please call our office immediately. However, if facial swelling approaches the eye or is causing your child to have trouble breathing, this is a medical emergency and you need to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.