As you can imagine, we get questions all the time from our little patients and their parents, and our team is always happy to answer them. We know that the more informed you are about your child’s dental care and treatment options, the healthier their smile will be. You and your child are always welcome to give us a call if you have any questions, and below, you’ll find some quick answers to some of the most frequently asked pediatric dental questions we receive every day.
We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment as soon as you can after their first teeth come in, or no later than their first birthday. This visit will just consist of a short exam, and it will go a long way in helping your child start to feel comfortable in the dental office. It’s a great first step for your child’s brand-new smile.
It really depends on their needs! Some children are fine just seeing us twice a year for checkups and cleanings, while others would benefit from more frequent visits. On average, your child should get a checkup at least once every six months, and if they need to come in more often, we’ll let you know at one of these routine appointments.
Yes! Our entire team has plenty of experience working with children who have mental, physical, behavioral, and sensory special needs. Just give us a call, talk to us about your child, and we’ll do whatever we can to ensure a smooth and productive visit.
Yes! Our dental office provides metal-free restorations, and we are 100% latex-free, mercury-free, BPA-free, and gluten/preservative-free. Basically, when you bring your child to see us, you can trust that they’ll be just as safe here as they are in your home.
After rinsing and flossing around the tooth, if the pain is still there, go ahead and give our dental office a call. They may have a dental infection or small crack in the enamel, which we can take care of right away at an emergency appointment. You shouldn’t ignore even minor dental pain as it could be a sign of a much more serious problem!
Village Pediatric Dentistry is in-network with a long list of popular PPO dental insurance plans, so the answer is likely yes! To get a definitive answer, we recommend giving us a call with your policy information handy. This way, we’ll also be able to give you a rough estimate of what you’ll be expected to pay out of pocket at your child’s visit.