Frequently Asked Questions

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How often do kids need to go to the dentist?

Children should see the dentist for routine dental exams and cleanings at least twice per year, just like adults. This should begin around the time they turn one year old or when their first tooth grows in, whichever happens first.

How can I help my child avoid tooth decay and cavities?

Some dental issues are more or less unavoidable, but tooth decay can usually be prevented by implementing a few different practices.

  • Ensure that your child is brushing properly (and frequently!) and schedule regular pediatric dental exams and cleanings.
  • Fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel, which helps the teeth become less prone to tooth decay.
  • Dental sealants are clear coatings that cover teeth and prevent harmful bacteria from collecting and causing damage.

Do baby teeth matter?

Baby teeth definitely matter! Even though your child will begin losing their baby teeth around age six, their baby teeth should be taken care of with a proper at-home oral care routine and pediatric dental exams. Creating good habits at a young age will only help your little one in the future!

When can I schedule an orthodontic consultation for my child?

You may be surprised to learn that orthodontic consultations can take place as early as seven years old. Your child might not receive braces at that point in time, but we recommend scheduling orthodontic consultations earlier rather than later whenever possible.

How long can my child go to a pediatric dentist?

Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics accepts patients from zero to eighteen years old! We will be more than happy to work with your child well into their teen years.

Why should I take my child to a pediatric dentist?

For starters, pediatric dentists tend to love working with kids! Taking your child to a pediatric dentist ensures that your child will be taken care of by someone who is gentle and patient with young children. Pediatric dentists also attend several years of additional training after dental school to become pediatric dentists, so they are well-equipped to cater to the unique needs of children.

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