Children’s Dentistry FAQs
We believe in creating a line of open, honest communication with our patients’ parents because it’s important that you’re well-informed in order to make the best decisions for your child’s dental care. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get from parents. As always, if you have any additional questions, please reach out to us. One of our team members would be happy to speak with you!
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should take your kiddo to the dentist by their first birthday or when they get their first tooth. It’s important that they get regular dental checkups every six months from then on to ensure they maintain healthy smiles.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist receives at least two to three years of speciality training after dental school that focuses on taking care of children’s oral care from infancy to adolescence, including special needs patients.–Board Certified Pediatric Dentist is a Pediatric Dentist that has passed both a written and Oral boards exam provided by the AAPD that is recognized by their peers as a prestigious award.
At Dale Pediatric Dentistry, we believe your child’s first line of defense is preventive care. A healthy smile starts with developing solid dental habits at an early age. Your child should:
- Brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time
- Floss once a day
- Avoid sugary food & drinks
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
- Visit the dentist twice a year for checkups
We know that emergencies always happen when you least expect them. That’s why we leave room in our schedule to see patients with dental emergencies the same day they call. We don’t want your child to have to wait in pain. You can call our office during business hours and Dr. Dale’s personal phone number after hours.
Baby teeth play a crucial in your child’s oral development. They:
- Act as a space holder for adult teeth
- Guide adult teeth into place
- Help kids chew & break down solid food
- Contribute to speech development & annunciation of words
- & More