Frequently Asked Questions
When should I start brushing my child's teeth?
As soon as your child’s first tooth appears! Bacteria (biofilm) will begin attaching to teeth as soon as the tooth is exposed to the oral environment. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and brush the tooth for a half a minute or so. As more teeth arrive increase the amount of time brushing. If your child is 18 months or older you should be brushing for about 2 minutes.
At what age should my child see a Pediatric Dentist?
Both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that the first dental visit should occur upon the eruption of the first primary (baby) tooth or when the child reaches 12 months of age. Which ever comes first. On average infants cut their first tooth around 6 months of age. There is a common misconception that your child does not need to see a dentist until they are 3 years of age. This is false. We have seen dental cavities in mouths as young as 10 months old. Also education is the key to prevention and we will discuss your child’s risk for cavities and what you can do as a caregiver to prevent dental decay.
Do we take medicaid?
Yes! We are one of the only providers that take all of the following insurance plans:
- Delta care
- Premier Access Chip
We have no age restriction or limitation with regards to Medicaid for infants, children, and adolescents including anyone with special needs.