Become a Patient
Just like you take your child to a pediatrician, pediatric dentistry is a specialty that deals specifically with the dental needs of children and people with special needs.
Choosing a Pediatric Dentist
Most children have different dental and behavioral needs than adults. Our pediatric dentists and entire staff have extensive training, experience, and certification. We are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. We also specialize in caring for people with special needs. Together, by building a foundation of trust, we strive to ensure that each child has the most positive experience possible.
About Kids Teeth
Every Child is Different
Throughout your life you will have two sets of teeth: primary or “baby” teeth and secondary or permanent teeth. Many teeth begin forming before a child is born with primary teeth developing at 6-8 weeks in utero and some permanent teeth starting to develop by week 20 in utero. Usually babies get their first tooth between 6-10 months of age. This will usually be the lower central incisors (the bottom front teeth). By the age of three, all the baby teeth should be in the mouth. See our eruption chart. This is a guideline and every child is different.
Baby Teeth Growth Chart
Permanent Teeth Growth Chart
Your Child's First Visit
WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRST SEE US?
HOW SHOULD YOU PREPARE?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
A typical first visit starts with a cleaning. Our staff is trained to help guide your child through each step of the process. If it is indicated, we may recommend taking x-rays to check for developing cavities. A doctor will then examine your child, apply fluoride treatment, and give you any recommendations.
Swim by and Sea Us Sometime
We’d love to help your child develop a healthy, happy smile. Contact us today to set up a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve provided answers to some of the frequently asked questions about pediatric dentists and general dental health. If your question is not answered here, please contact us for help.