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When should I take my child to the dentist?

Ideally the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child be seen within six months of the first tooth coming in or one year of age.  “One tooth, one year, zero cavities”*.   If your child is over the age of one, it’s not too late!  Schedule an appointment today.


*  Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentists are specialized in treating infants, children, and adolescents.  They have received additional training (a two to three year program) specifically in attending to and managing children’s dental health care needs.


Why does my child grind his teeth?

Many children grind their teeth at one point or another.  Grinding can have many causes.  Sometimes the top and bottom teeth do not align properly.  Grinding can also be a pain response to, for example, an earache or teething.  Grinding can also be a response to stress.  Most kids outgrow grinding.  Talk to your child’s dentist today.


Why should I have my child’s baby teeth filled if they’re going to fall out?

Primary or baby teeth serve an important purpose.  They help kids chew their food properly.   Baby teeth also maintain space and guide developing permanent teeth.  Cavities, when left untreated, can lead to pain, infection, and loss of school days for the patient and work days for the parent.


Why do dentists recommend fluoride?

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel.  It also affects the bacteria that cause cavities, reducing the number of acid attacks.  Fluoride recommendations are based on a patient’s cavity risk.  This assessment is made at your child’s examination appointment.



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