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General Frequently Asked Questions

How often should my child see the dentist?

Every 6 months

When should my child have his/her first visit to the dentist?
Six months after the eruption of the first tooth or at the age of 12 months- whichever comes first.

Why should I take my child to a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist has an extra two years of specialized training and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years.

Guidelines for brushing & flossing children's teeth

Infants:
Wipe gums after feedings.

Toddlers:
Parents should brush the child's teeth.

Preschoolers to 7 year olds:
Help the child develop dexterity with supervised brushing. Parents should floss between teeth that are touching.

Age 8 and up:
By this time, the child should be brushing 2-3 minutes twice a day and flossing once a day independently.

We're in network with several insurance companies:
Ameritas, Dental Network of America-Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal, Connection Dental- GEHA, Guardian Life, Dentemax-Securian Dental, Decare

The Pediatric Dentist has an extra two years of specialized training and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development and helping them avoid future dental problems. The Pediatric Dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.

As a quality Pediatric Dental Practice, Dr. Kelly Sawyer and our team of professionals provide preventive dental health care education, exams, x-rays, cleanings, and all restorative needs are supplied. We see children up to 21 years of age and all special needs patients regardless of age. We also offer conscious sedation in the office, as well as hospital dentistry.


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