FAQs

  • When should my child first see a dentist? Answer:

    "First visit by first birthday" sums it up. Your child should be seen by a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child's smile now and in the future.

  • What insurances do you accept and do you take Medicaid or Denali KidCare? Answer:

    We accept all dental insurances including Medicaid and Denali Kidcare. We are an IN NETWORK provider for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Washington and Alaska.

  • My child is very fearful, I am concerned my child will not cooperate for their first appointment. Should I still schedule the appointment? Answer:

    Absolutely! It is important we establish a positive relationship with your child, especially if he or she is fearful.

  • How often should my child see the dentist? Answer:

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric dentist will let you know the best appointment schedule for your child.

  • Can I be present during my child's visit? Answer:

    We encourage parents to come back with their child to participate in their appointment.

Dental Tips

Parents should start brushing their children's teeth as soon as the teeth begin to appear. It is also a good idea to use a damp cloth to wipe their gums before the teeth even erupt. When brushing your child's teeth, always use a soft or extra soft-bristled brush with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.