Children's Dentist
Santa Barbara & Montecito

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Why should children go to the dentist?

You want nothing but the best for your children. That’s why we invest in our patient families, providing comprehensive and preventive care to patients of all ages. If you’re looking for a children’s dentist Santa Barbara and Montecito count on, you can feel confident knowing Dr. Martinez has the training, experience, and tools at her fingertips to care for you and your child’s smile the very best way possible.

Your child could be experiencing:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Damaged or knocked-out teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Grinding their teeth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages
  • A baby tooth that is not coming out while the permanent tooth is trying to grow in
little girl laughing after visiting the children's dentist in Santa Barbara

Meet Dr. Ana Martinez

After graduating at the top of her class in Peru in 1997, Dr. Martinez did a two-year residency in dentistry, then completed an internship at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany as well as a three-year residency at the University of Connecticut. She has extensive experience and wants to help patients of all ages get to the root of their problems.

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We love treating patients of all ages. Schedule appointments for the whole family now!


Why is it important to start early?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as our office, recommends that children receive professional hygiene exams and cleanings every 6 months. Prevention is always better than treatment.

Any children’s dentist in Montecito and Santa Barbara can agree. By actively participating in the prevention of disease and decay through regular home care, professional exams, and cleanings, as well as preventive dentistry such as sealants, you can play a key role in helping your child maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In fact, many adult oral health conditions can be prevented if caught at an early age!

Experienced pediatric dentistry at Riviera Smiles

Dr. Martinez has more than 13 years of experience in all areas of dentistry, including family and children’s dentistry. Her past background as a children’s dentist has helped her realize that children need a place where they can feel safe, encouraged, and have fun while their oral health needs are being met. With an emphasis on prevention, detection, and early intervention, you can trust your child’s smile will stay strong and healthy for a lifetime.

We cannot stress how important it is for your child to begin regularly seeing their pediatric dentist in Santa Barbara and Montecito from an early age. Call Riviera Smiles to schedule your child’s first dental appointment with Dr. Martinez today!

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Riviera Smiles Advanced Dentistry
1187 Coast Village Rd. Suite 11, Santa Barbara, CA 93108