Many people think that, until you’ve got a full set of teeth, you don’t need to see the dentist; but that’s not true. Your child should see a dentist within 6 months of the debut of their first tooth, or once they’ve reached 12 months of age; whichever happens first.
After their first appointment, kids should see a dentist for a cleaning and an exam every 6 months.
Just because your child’s baby teeth aren’t permanent doesn’t mean they don’t need maintenance. Most kids don’t lose all their baby teeth until they’re 12 or 13, so although they may not exactly be permanent, they do need to last a long time.
Without treatment, a cavity in a baby tooth can continue to decay; resulting in eventual removal, which could affect how their adult teeth grow in.
We don’t just tend to your kids’ teeth; we tend to their minds! Part of our job is to teach your kids how valuable their teeth are and how important it is to care for them. We’ll make sure your child knows the correct techniques when brushing and flossing, and what foods or drinks could have a negative impact on their teeth. Most importantly, we’ll show them how great they look with a smile on their face.
Whether it’s your child’s first time or tenth time, sitting in the dentist’s chair can be intimidating. We’ll do everything we can to make them feel confident and comfortable in our office. Here are a few tricks you could try to help:
We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable in our office, no matter how old they are. Our friendly staff will go out of their way to make sure your child feels valued, important, and understood. We’ll treat your child like a friend, doing everything we can to make their experience with us a positive one.
Call or come see us. We’ll schedule you in for a time that works for you.
One of our general dentists will take a look and evaluate your oral health.
We’ll work with you to schedule the next steps to get you on your way to a healthy and beautiful smile.
Leave all the paperwork to us. We deal with all insurance companies so you don’t have to. We also direct bill and take insurance assignment