About Us

Who we are

At Kids Healthy Smiles, we’re more than just a dental office; we’re a fun-filled smile factory for kids of all ages! From your first tooth adventure to a teenage smile makeover, our superhero dental team ensures every visit is packed with gentle care, laughter, and no grown-up talk. We’ve got tooth detectives, fun movies, and even a prize tower for brave visitors. Our mission? To make healthy dental habits fun and build smiles that last a lifetime. Ready for a super-powered smile journey? Join our smile squad and let the adventure begin!

Latest Techniques

We believe in using the latest advances in dentistry to help our patients achieve excellent results. Advances such as Invisible aligners (Invisalign) or 3D printed Braces (Lightforce) to straighten your teeth or Laughing gas sedation for dental treatment.

Innovative Tech

We use the latest technology to make your child’s dental journey comfortable, efficient, and most importantly, fun! We are a fully digital dental office that uses digital X rays and digital dental scanners (iTero) for a totally different experience. With this awesome tech, we can make sure your teen or child’s teeth will stay healthy, safe, and protected from any unforeseen trouble!

Kids Healthy Smiles, Dentistry and Orthodontic Care is Southern Florida’s go-to office for the most comfortable dental facility for children and teens. With a focus on servicing the community, Dr. Granada and Dr Tchou pride themselves on service, long-lasting professional relationships, and creating smiles for all of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.


Dr. Erika Granada

Dr. Granada was born and raised in Cali, Colombia and attended Universidad del Valle( Colombia) and Universidad Autonoma (Mexico) for her dental and orthodontics degrees. She practiced and lived in Colombia and Mexico until 2010 when she moved to USA and went to Nova Southeastern University for a Masters in Public Health Sciences and an Advanced Education for General Dentistry ..

Dr. Granada has extensive experience with a range of treatment options, including digital tools and 3D-printed brackets from LightForce Orthodontics as well as standard braces, self ligating braces, Invisalign First & Teen, and other treatment methods.

Dr. Luisa Tchou

Dr Tchou also was born and raised in Colombia. She attended the Universidad Santo Tomas School of Dentistry. She moved to the USA and attended Nova Southeastern University where she graduated from the International Dental program in 2015.

Dr. Tchou believes in working as a team with parents and children to attain the best level of oral hygiene and creating good habits that last a lifetime. She is passionate about working with children and has many years of experience treating patients under conscious sedation.

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Meet The Team

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We work hard to make your day a little brighter.

Our staff is experienced. Talented, smart and offer excellent patient care. They love going above and beyond to make each patient have the best experience ever!

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Ready to grow a smile that shines as bright as your future?


Here’s what makes us different:

Our vibrant office replaces the sterile vibe with colors, games, and smiles to ensure a jitter-free experience. Our passionate team specializes in catering to the unique needs and anxieties of children and teens, always ready to answer questions with a smile. We make visits exciting and educational through fun, interactive technology and virtual tours.

Ready to join the adventure?

Schedule your appointment for personalized dental care aimed at a healthier, brighter smile. Our team ensures a comfortable, informative experience, focusing on long-term oral health. Start your journey to a confident smile with us today.


Ready to brighten your smile for a radiant future?

We’re welcoming new patients to our dental family! Our office is a place where kids and teens can conquer checkups and grin about braces.

Whether you’re searching for sparkling smiles for your little ones or considering braces for a confident teen grin, we’re here to make your dental journey fun and rewarding


We Speak Insurance!

Dental insurance can feel like a maze, but we’re your guides and advocates, accepting many dental PPOs, Medicaid, and major plans, even for our little superheroes and rockstars. No insurance? No problem! We have flexible payment options for every budget because everyone deserves a bright smile. Schedule your visit to focus on happy, healthy smiles without the insurance stress.

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• Straighten your teeth, discreetly and comfortably

• Nearly invisible

• Fewer office visits

• Much more comfortable than traditional braces

• Invisalign is also available for our youngest patients for Phase 1 treatment (Invisalign First)

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• Custom, 3D-printed braces that improve and speed up treatment

• One size fits one, instead of the one-size-fits-all mentality of traditional braces

• Fewer office visits than traditional braces

• Faster treatment than traditional braces

• Not your parent braces!


Early diagnosis and treatment can guide erupting teeth into a more favorable position, preserve space for permanent teeth, and reduce the likelihood of fracturing protruded front teeth.

If early treatment is indicated, Dr Granada can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment, after all the permanent teeth erupt.

Does early treatment benefit all children?

Early treatment does not necessarily benefit all children. Certain types of orthodontic problems can be more easily and efficiently corrected in the teen years when all the permanent teeth have erupted. Some skeletal orthodontic problems should not be addressed until growth is more advanced or completed. The doctors develop a plan for treatment based on each individual child’s needs. If the doctor decides the patient is not ready for treatment, they are placed on our orthodontic supervisory program (7 &Up program)

  • Our 7&UP program is for patients who are not ready for treatment and have been placed on recall. This program enables us to monitor the eruptive pattern of the permanent teeth. Sometimes, poor erupted patterns of permanent teeth may be eliminated with early removal of baby teeth and reduce the treatment time required for braces. We notify your general dentist of any recommendations made during your visit. We normally see the patients on recall every 6-8 months to observe their progress as they grow. There is no fee for this program and it helps the orthodontist determine the optimum time to begin treatment and achieve the best possible result for your child.

We combine the most advanced technologies with tried-and-true solutions so you experience the absolute best care and results. Right now, we are loving these 2 big innovations.


First visit:
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first “regular” dental visit should be no later than their first birthday. Your child’s newly erupted teeth (erupting at 6 to 12 months of age) must receive proper dental care right from the beginning. At Kids Healthy Smiles, the first few visits to our office are very important and our goal is to make it a positive first impression!

Preparing for the first visit

Please thoroughly complete and submit/bring the patient’s medical history form and insurance information. It will save you time when you arrive at our office for your visit. If you have health insurance cards, please bring them.

  • If your child is prescribed medications, you may choose to bring the prescription with you to show it to the doctor. When transferring from another dental practice, we will request all prior dental records be sent to us with your approval.
  • We encourage you make visiting the dentist an adventure. At home, please avoid phrases such as “it is not going to hurt”, “you will not get a shot” etc.
  • For young children (4 years or younger), it is HIGHLY recommended the visit take place in the morning time. Children are more rested and more cooperative as opposed to during their nap time or after daycare or school. We have seen this makes a huge difference in your child’s ability to cooperate. We are happy to provide excuse forms for work and school to accommodate this schedule.

Restorative Dentistry

Our goal at Kids Healthy smiles is always prevention, but sometimes our teeth have restorative needs. We strive to ensure your child feels welcome, comfortable and entertained.

Some of the more frequent procedures are:

  • Restorations: “white fillings”.
  • Dental crowns: when dental caries have destroyed more tooth structure, we placed crowns to protect teeth from fracturing and eventually loosing an important tooth that will preserve space for the permanent tooth in the future.

Exam and Cleaning

You will meet one of our dental staff who will take digital x rays using our low-dose imaging system, depending on your child’s specific needs; and then will perform a dental prophylaxis (cleaning).

  • After this step, Dr. Tchou, will perform a comprehensive exam. Your child’s age and comfort level will help determine the length of their appointment. Younger, more nervous children may sit in their parents lap for their cleaning and exam. Our goal is to establish the dentist’s office as a safe, friendly place.
  • Dr. Tchou will review all of the findings with you, discuss the cavity process, diet, hygiene, thumb-sucking, pacifier use, fluoride exposure and answer any questions you may have. Your involvement in your child’s health care is extremely important to us. You and the doctor will work together to create a specific treatment or preventative plan that is best for your family.

Dental Emergencies

We provide a call service to our patients of record allowing for 24/7 access to a doctor during a true dental emergency.

  • If Your Child Has a Toothache

Clean the area of the affected tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge impacted food or debris. If the pain persists, call our office. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or the aching tooth.

  • Bitten or Cut Lips, Tongues Or Cheeks

Apply ice to the bruised areas. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze pad or clean cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.

  • If One of Your Child’s Permanent Teeth is Knocked Out

Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the crown (the top part), not the root portion (the portion normally unseen). You may rinse the tooth with cold water (no soap), but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a piece of sterile gauze. Call our office immediately to schedule an appointment.

If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough and won’t swallow the tooth, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth. But don’t delay – your child must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Conscious Dental Sedation

One of the most common ways to ease a child’s anxiety and to relax them for their dental treatment is from Nitrous Oxide SedationThis is commonly referred to as pediatric laughing gas and is the most popular sedation method in dentistry. It is recommended for children who need small amounts of dental treatment.

Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. This sedation method is administered through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child’s nose. This allows your child to relax, but without putting them to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry identifies this sedation method as a very safe and effective technique to use for treating children’s dental needs.

The gas administered is mild, and this sedation is easily taken and non-addictive. The gas is also quickly eliminated from the body with normal breathing. While inhaling the pediatric laughing gas, your child will remain fully conscious and keep all natural reflexes.

You will see that your child will have no lasting side effects when taking this sedation method. After the procedure, you child can resume day-to-day activities as normal.

  • If One of Your Child’s Baby Teeth is Knocked Out

Contact our office for an appointment. Depending on the child’s age and tooth affected treatment may or may not be required.

  • If One of Your Child’s Permanent Teeth Is Chipped or Fractured

Contact our office immediately – your child will probably need to be seen as soon as possible. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse your child’s mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you when you come to the office.

  • If One of Your Child’s Baby Teeth Is Chipped or Fractured

Call the office. In the meantime, make sure your child has no other injury. Often a lip may also be bruised or bleeding. Clean the area and apply cold compresses to keep the lip from swelling more.

  • If Your Child Suffers A Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw

Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.

  • Avoiding Injury

You can help your child avoid dental emergencies. Childproof your house to avoid falls. Don’t let your child chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods. Always use car seats for young children and require seat belts for older children. And if your child plays contact sports, have him wear a mouthguard. Ask us about creating a custom-fitted mouth-guard for your child.

Finally, prevent toothaches with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to our office.

Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatments

Kids Healthy Smiles now offers Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) as an alternative treatment method for very young children with cavities. SDF provides a safe and non-invasive way to stop cavities from progressing.

What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a colorless liquid that kills the bacteria that cause decay. The antimicrobial properties of silver, along with the restorative/protective properties of fluoride, allow this treatment to stop cavities from growing while preventing further tooth decay in the affected areas.

SDF has been used in countries such as China, Japan, and New Zealand for decades, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States in 2014. While the product was initially approved to treat tooth sensitivity in adults, dentists discovered its usefulness as an anti-cavity treatment in pediatric patients.

Is Silver Diamine Fluoride Right For My Child?

SDF is relatively inexpensive and easy for dentists to apply. With a simple treatment twice a year, SDF can prevent cavities while waiting for baby teeth to fall out. For many families, the simplicity of the treatment overrides any esthetic concerns.

Many of our patients will continue to need a more traditional approach to cavity care that includes removing decay and filling the affected tooth. But for plenty of our young patients, SDF is the ideal solution on an interim basis.

How is it applied?

SDF is applied two or more times on teeth that have carious lesions. Application is continued until the child is old enough to receive dental treatment..
SDF is applied by using a small paintbrush dabbed in the liquid. We will scrub/brush your child’s tooth for up to two minutes to make sure that the liquid is able to penetrate as deeply into the cavity as possible. If you think your young child may have cavities, and are worried if they will be able to sit through a filling appointment, come and talk to Dr. Tchou or Dr Granada at Kids Healthy Smiles to learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride.

Is Silver Diamine Fluoride Safe?

The biggest concern about SDF is aesthetic: the treatment turns the area affected by cavities black and can also cause mild temporary staining to skin or gums. However, many parents find brief discoloration a much better alternative to the cost and time involved in getting a traditional filling.

Who Can Benefit From Silver Diamine Fluoride?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), SDF works best for cavity control and management. It’s not as long term of a solution as fillings, but it is an excellent option for temporary cavity control in children. SDF is an increasingly useful and appealing option for parents when treatment is needed on baby teeth.

Kids Healthy Smiles uses SDF as a holdover medicament to delay treatment until the child is old enough to receive dental treatment without being scary. SDF can be used in a variety of situations, including:

o Very young children with shallow cavities that are visible in the mouth – SDF will help to stop the cavity from progressing, and delay the need for invasive treatment until the child is older;

o Children of all ages that have small pit/fissure cavities located on the chewing surfaces of primary (baby) molars;

o Front teeth that have deep cavities, but that might fall out in the next 2 years;

o Small cavities on the chewing surfaces of teeth.

SDF is NOT for:

Teeth that are broken or infected, needing crowns, pulpotomies (baby root canals) or extractions

o Cavities that are very deep – SDF cannot rebuild tooth structure needed for function- it can only slow down/stop the progression of cavities;

o Children with silver allergy

Frequently Asked Questions


Orthodontic treatment offers a wide range of benefits that go beyond just creating a beautiful smile.
Here are some of the key advantages:
– Improved Oral Health: Straight teeth are easier to clean, which helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It can also correct bite problems that can lead to excessive wear and tear on teeth.
– Enhanced facial esthetics: improving the simmetry and balance of your face.
– Boosted confidence and self-esteem: improving your quality of life in many areas, such as your social life.
– Improved speech and eating

Overall, orthodontic treatment is a valuable investment in your oral health and overall well-being.


Treatment time varies depending on the severity of your case and the chosen treatment type.
The average is 12-24 months, but it can be shorter or longer.


The cost varies depending on the complexity of your case, and the chosen treatment option. Most orthodontist offer payment plans.


The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial consultation with an orthodontist around age 7 to assess potential future needs.


This depends on several factors, including your individual needs, preferences and lifestyle.
Your orthodontist will discuss the best option for you during the initial consultation.



I’ve been taking my children to Dr. Erika Granada since she first opened her practice almost 6 years ago. She has consistently shown incredible care and thoroughness in every appointment. Dr. Granada takes her time to explain every aspect of the appointment in detail, whether it’s for cleanings, braces, or extractions. Her staff is always friendly and accommodating, making each visit to Kids Healthy Smiles a pleasure. Thanks to her warm and professional approach, my kids actually look forward to their dental visits. I highly recommend Dr. Granada!

Wonderful staff. Dr. Luisa Tchou and her staff are beyond amazing and friendly. They were so kind, caring, nice, and attentive to my 4 year old. They made her and I both feel very comfortable. It’s always a pleasure coming to Kids Healthy Smiles. We always leave with a smile.

This is a Wonderful Dental Office! We have been using this Office for years, our youngest child has had Orthodontic work done and we are pleased with the outcome. They are pleasant and accommodating.

My personal experience with Kids Healthy Smiles is hands down always a really good experience. Today I took my daughter to this dentist and I must say all of the staff are very sweet, welcoming, and most importantly kid friendly. My daughter wasn’t fearful but glad to see the dentist. The facility is nice and clean. I’m glad that I made the choice to come here to continue the upkeep of my daughter’s oral hygiene care, it is the best choice yet. Thank you for your awesome service “Kids Healthy Smiles”

I’m a mom who was on the search for a good, caring & affordable dentist for my two children in the Pompano Beach area. I literally found Kids Healthy Smiles to be very comfortable & children oriented.
They told me everything that was being done especially when they were seeing two children at the same time & we all felt happy leaving. Thanks to Kids Healthy Smiles!!


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Synapse Dental Pain Eraser 

Welcome to the highest level of orthodontic care and service. 

A common question asked by patients is, “Will my treatment hurt?”. We’ve got good news! Our team is committed to your comfort and a positive treatment experience. We offer our patients the Dental Pain Eraser:  a clinically proven, electronic dental anesthesia device that erases discomfort before, during, and after procedures. Our patients love the amazing experience of transforming smiles in our practice.

How Synapse Dental Pain Eraser Works

If you are considering orthodontic treatment and nervous about possible discomfort, we’ve got you covered in our practice! The award-winning, FDA-cleared Synapse Dental Pain Eraser “pen” delivers gentle, electric pulses that prevent and remove discomfort without needles, numbing gels or drugs, with relief lasting up to 48 hours. This long-lasting relief allows for your comfort with the following:

  • New braces, aligners, and bite correction appliances
  • Adjustments
  • Wire and rubber band changes
  • Bite sensitivity
  • Aphthous ulcers (canker sores)
  • Bracket removal
  • Other dental applications such as whitening, extractions, and TMJ/TMD relief

Our Care for Excellence Extends Beyond Our Practice 

We know that oral pain can show up anywhere, at any time. To continue a positive treatment experience after you’ve left our practice, we also prescribe the Dental Pain Eraser cutting-edge technology for at-home use by patients. Just apply the device to your tooth or gum, and in less than two minutes – you’ll prevent or relieve discomfort. You can now be pain-free before, during, AND after your appointment.

Nervous about needles and pain during dental appointments?

Ask your dentist today for the Dental Pain Eraser!

This medically-proven, electronic device provides needle-free, drug-free, and numb-free pain elimination for dental work such as cleanings, extractions, surgery, dental implants, and so much more. You can also take-home a Dental Pain Eraser to ensure ongoing relief after your dental procedures!

At (Ortho Practice Name), we highly recommend the Dental Pain Eraser to all of our referral dentists and their patients.

Virtual Consultation for Braces

Transform your smile from the comfort of your home with our virtual orthodontic consultations. Using video conferencing technology, Dr Granada can assess your dental needs, discuss treatment options, and create a personalized plan tailored just for you.

Whether you’re considering braces, aligners, or other orthodontic treatments, our virtual consultations provide a convenient and efficient way to start your journey to a beautiful smile.

Book your consultation today and take the first step towards achieving the smile you’ve always wanted, all without leaving your home.



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