Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs and it is our goal to make your child feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

Your first visit is all about your child — his or her comfort, happiness, and health.


It's recommended to have baby's first dental visit when the first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. At that visit, the dentist will examine your baby's gums and teeth by doing a knee to knee or lap exam. The dentist will not only look for signs of decay, but also for any conditions that may need special care. Parents will also get guidance on how to properly care for their child's teeth at home.


Children are usually more cooperative at the dentist by the age of 3 or 4. By that time, one of our skilled hygienists will be seeing them for their dental cleanings. X-rays are taken once a year starting at 4 years old to evaluate possible cavities between the teeth that aren't visible with the naked eye. The hygienist will then perform a routine cleaning including scaling, polishing and fluoride, all while making sure your child feels comfortable and safe.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your child’s first appointment:

  • Your completed patient information form
  • Your insurance card

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

We understand that your family has a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing for a dental visit, please remember that an appointment can last between 20 and 40 minutes.