We reserve specific time slots for each and every patient and we kindly request a notice of at least 48 hours should you need to reschedule your appointment.
If you are running more than 20 minutes late, we reserve the right to reschedule your visit.
Do you accept insurance?
Who should bring my child for the first visit?
A parent or legal guardian should be present during the first visit in order to sign all legal documents and consent to treatment. With these appropriate forms, grandparents, au pairs, and caretakers are permitted to accompany children for subsequent appointments. It would be our pleasure to meet your extended family so that we may provide home care instructions to all of your child’s caretakers.
When do I bring my child to the dentist?
Children should visit a dentist by their first birthday. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends visiting a pediatric dentist when your child’s first tooth becomes visible, usually between 6 to 12 months of age. This visit establishes a dental home for your child. Just as you would visit your child’s pediatrician to address concerns about a cold or flu, establishing a relationship with a pediatric dentist at an early age provides parents a place to address concerns about a child’s oral health and development in a caring environment.
What should I tell my child before the first appointment?
Prior to the appointment, parents can help prepare children by acting in a natural and relaxed manner when telling the child about the visit. Please let your child know that he/she will meet some new people who want to help him/her stay healthy. Always focus on the positive. Please avoid using words such as “pain, needle, pull, or cry”. Pediatric specialists carefully try to use words that do not cause a negative reaction from children. If you are unsure how to answer your child’s question, please say that you do not know the answer and that your child should ask the dentist. We will be happy to answer any of your child’s questions.
What is a dental sealant?
The chewing surface of molars is uneven and an easy place for leftover food to stick. Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent decay but when food gets stuck in the grooves of molars and the cavity causing bacteria produces acid, that combination can create holes in the teeth. A sealant is a thin protective resin coating that seals the chewing surfaces and has been shown to reduce the risk of decay in nearly 80% in molars, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).
Does my child need a sports guard?
What happens if my child knocks out a tooth?
What happens if my child broke off a piece of a tooth?
Rinse any debris from the injured area with water. Try to locate the broken tooth fragment and also rinse with water. Place the broken piece in a cup of saliva or water and contact or visit a dentist as quickly as possible.
What happens if my child has a broken appliance or wire sticking out?
What happens if my child has two rows of teeth?
This is a concern of many parents and is our office’s #1 emergency visit. There are times when the permanent (adult) teeth erupt before the primary (baby) teeth exfolliate (fall out). The adult tooth mostly erupts behind the baby tooth, making it appear as "train tracks" or a double row of teeth. The baby teeth fall out eventually in the majority of cases; however, in some instances the baby teeth need some help "wiggling out."