Pediatric Dentistry FAQ

Why should I see a pediatric dentist?

We are experts in your child’s oral health. Similar to pediatricians for healthcare, pediatric dentists complete two to three years of specialty training in children’s teeth after dental school.

When should my child first see a pediatric dentist?

We recommend you bring your child in after the first tooth erupts, or no later than your child’s first birthday, to prevent dental problems.

What should I do if my child complains of a toothache?

First, try rinsing the irritated area with warm salt water and give your child acetaminophen. If the face is swollen, place a cold compress near the painful area. Then, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

How often does my child need to see the dentist?

After the first tooth erupts, you should schedule a dental appointment for your child every six months. Learning to brush, floss, and eat a healthy diet helps ensure your child has a lifetime of good dental habits.

What can my child eat to promote good oral health?

Provide your child with a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, breads, dairy, and meat, and limit sugars and starches.