Below, you will find a collection of the most frequently asked questions.  This  information should help make you more comfortable with your trip to the dentist.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.  Children have completely different emotional and physical needs.  The staff, atmosphere, and equipment all cater specifically to the needs of your child.









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When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.

What can we expect during our first visit?
Your first visit will vary, depending on the needs of your child.  Also, depending on the age of your child, we may recommend cleaning, fluoride, and x-rays.  We will also answer your questions and guide you in future dental care.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?
First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen for any pain, rather than placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. Finally, see a dentist as soon as possible.

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.