How often should kids visit the dentist?
Kids, like adults, need to visit the dentist at least two times each year. As teeth are developing, these six month checkups are even more essential to preserve the health of patients’ smiles. Twice a year checkups give our team the opportunity to diagnose and treat oral health concerns in their earliest stages.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, clear layers of plastic that seal out bacteria, plaque, and tartar protecting teeth from decay.
Does my child need fluoride treatments?
Young patients who show signs of being highly susceptible to tooth decay or who did not receive adequate ingested fluoride as their teeth developed, may need topical fluoride treatments. This quick, painless treatment can be performed as part of any regular dental checkup.
Do you offer mouthguards for young athletes?
We are happy to custom craft athletic mouthguards for patients who participate in sports where their smiles may come in contact with other players, hard surfaces, or athletic equipment.
What if my child has an emergency?
Contact our team right away. We’re here to help whenever our patients need us. We offer same day care whenever possible, and walk patients through first aid to keep their smiles healthy until they arrive at our office.
My child gets nervous at the dentist. Can you help?
We work hard to make sure every patient is comfortable from the moment they arrive. However, some of our young patients experience elevated levels of anxiety or fear that make dental sedation advisable. For these patients, we may recommend nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation. In some cases, we may recommend general anesthesia.
Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to process and file claims for any dental insurance plans, and we take Medicaid and CHIPS. Contact our team to find out more. We’re happy to answer your questions.