Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric Dentistry Questions

What is a pediatric dental specialist?

Why should my child see a pediatric dentist?

First Visit Questions

Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?

What should I do if my child requires premedication?

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

How long will my first appointment last?

Can I be with my child for their appointment?

When should my child see the dentist?

Oral Hygiene/Preventative Questions

What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?

When should you use toothpaste, and how much?

How old should my child be before they can brush alone?

Are primary “Baby Teeth” important?

Are thumb-sucking and pacifier habits harmful?

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?

What are Sealants?

What is Fluoride? What does it do for teeth?

Questions Regarding Radiographs (X-rays)

Should my child have dental x-rays?

What are bitewings?

At what age should my child have x-rays?

Questions Regarding Insurance

What insurances does your office accept?

Does your office accept HMO plans?

Does your office accept Medicaid?

What does it mean to be an out of network provider?

Questions regarding Dental Trauma (Emergencies)

What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?

What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?

What should I do if my child’s tooth is fractured or chipped?

What do I do if my child has a toothache?

How can we prevent dental injuries?