Creating Healthy Smiles, One Child at a Time

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Why Preventive Dental Care Matters

Preventive dental care is the foundation of good oral health for children. Just like you, we want to see your child's smile sparkle with confidence. Here's why preventive dental care is essential:

  • Early Intervention: Detecting dental issues early helps prevent more significant problems later on. Regular checkups allow us to catch and address potential concerns before they become major dental emergencies.
  • Healthy Habits: We teach children the importance of proper oral hygiene and instill lifelong habits that lead to healthier smiles.
  • Avoiding Dental Anxiety: By introducing your child to the dentist early, we create positive associations with dental care, reducing the likelihood of dental anxiety in the future.

Your Child's First Dental Visit

When to Bring Your Child for Their First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child's first dental visit should occur by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. Early visits help us monitor your child's oral development, provide guidance on oral hygiene, and ensure a comfortable experience.

Preparing Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

We understand that a child's first dental visit can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips to help prepare your child:

  • Positive Language: Use positive and simple language when talking about the dentist. Avoid words that may scare or confuse your child.
  • Role Play: Pretend play can help demystify the dentist's office. You can take turns being the dentist and the patient at home.
  • Books and Videos: There are many children's books and videos available that introduce dental visits in a friendly and relatable way.
  • Visit in Advance: Consider visiting our office in advance without any dental work scheduled. Let your child explore the environment and meet our friendly team.

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Complete Checkups

Regular dental checkups are the foundation of good oral health. During these visits, our experienced team will:

  • Examine your child's teeth, gums, and overall oral health.
  • Provide guidance on proper oral hygiene.
  • Offer tips to maintain healthy smiles at home.
  • Detect potential dental issues early for timely intervention.


Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of your child's molars and premolars. They act as a barrier against cavity-causing bacteria and are a highly effective preventive measure.

Fluoride Applications

Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. We offer fluoride applications to give your child's teeth an extra layer of protection.


If your child has a cavity, rest assured that our gentle and caring approach will put them at ease. We use tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly with their natural teeth, ensuring a beautiful and healthy smile.


In cases where a tooth needs additional protection and reinforcement, we offer dental crowns. These caps cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth, ensuring their strength and functionality.

Emergency Dentistry

Accidents happen, especially with active children. Whether it's a knocked-out tooth, a dental injury, or severe toothache, you can count on us to be there when you need us most.
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Your child's smile matters to us. We understand the importance of trust and compassion in your child's dental care and strive to make every patient feel safe.

Relaxing Sedation Options

Patient comfort is our priority! For children who may need a little extra relaxation, we offer laughing gas to make their experience stress-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is pediatric dentistry important for my child?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health and unique needs of children from infancy through adolescence. It is crucial to ensure that your child develops and maintains a healthy smile, learns proper oral hygiene habits, and receives the necessary preventive and restorative care to address dental issues as they arise.

When should my child first visit the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling your child's first dental visit around their first birthday or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. Starting early allows us to monitor your child's dental development, provide preventive guidance, and establish a positive dental experience.

What can I expect during my child's first dental visit?

During the first visit, our team will gently examine your child's mouth, teeth, and gums. We may also take painless digital X-rays to assess dental development. The goal is to establish a baseline of your child's oral health, provide guidance on oral hygiene practices, and ensure your child feels comfortable in the dental environment.

What are dental sealants, and why are they recommended for children?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent cavities. They act as a barrier, sealing off the deep grooves and crevices where food particles and bacteria can accumulate. Sealants are particularly effective for children who may have difficulty reaching these areas during brushing.

When should my child receive fluoride treatments?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities. We may recommend fluoride treatments for your child during their dental checkup if they are at a higher risk of cavities or if they live in an area with limited fluoride in the water supply. The frequency of fluoride treatments will be tailored to your child's specific needs.

How can I help prepare my child for their first dental visit?

Preparing your child for their first dental visit is essential to ensure a positive experience. Here are some tips:

  • Talk to your child about the dentist in a positive and reassuring manner. Emphasize that it's an exciting adventure where friendly people will take care of their teeth.
  • Show your child that dental visits are a regular part of maintaining a healthy smile by scheduling your own appointments and discussing your experiences.
  • There are many children's books and videos available that introduce dental visits in a fun and friendly way. These resources can help demystify the experience.

What can I expect during my child's dental checkup?

During a typical dental checkup, we will:

  • Examine your child's teeth, gums, and overall oral health.
  • Perform a dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Discuss your child's oral hygiene habits and provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Check for any signs of dental issues or concerns.
  • Provide preventive treatments such as fluoride applications or dental sealants if needed.
  • Answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your child's oral health.

Is children’s dentistry covered by insurance?

Yes, we accept most major dental insurance plans for pediatric dentistry services. Our team will work closely with you to help maximize your insurance benefits and ensure that your child receives the necessary dental care.

What payment options do you offer?

We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience, including:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • In-house Dental Plans

We are committed to making quality dental care accessible to all families and will work with you to find the best payment solution for your child's needs.

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United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
Tricare Active Reservists
Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
Standard Insurance
Securian/Patriot Dental
Securian Dental
Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
Public Employee Health Program (PEHP)
PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
Physicians Mutual (Dental)
Oklahoma DRS Doc
Phoenix Health Plans (DentaQuest)
Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
North Dakota Dental Service
Minnesota Blue Cross Dental (UCCI)
Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
Medicaid of Texas - DentaQuest
Medicaid of Utah
Medicaid of Texas - MCNA
Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
Medicaid of Minnesota
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
Medicaid of Alabama
HealthScope Benefits
Managed DentalGuard
Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
Humana Specialty Benefits Florida Healthy Kids Dental
Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
HealthScope Benefits/ACPMO
HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
Delta Dental of Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
Delta Dental of Ohio
Delta Dental of North Dakota
Delta Dental of North Carolina
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Delta Dental of New York
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Delta Dental of New Mexico
Delta Dental of Nebraska
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