The Children’s Smile Center wants to provide their patients with the best services possible which includes helping you with any questions or concerns you may have. In this section you will find helpful links and information on how to assist your child with their oral health needs as well as address questions you may have.
We encourage you to come back with your child during their initial visit, so that you may meet the staff and put both yourself and your child at ease.
After the first visit, however, we request that parents/guardians remain in the waiting area. Children generally respond better to the staff without a parental presence and it demonstrates that you have trust in our services; therefore, there is no reason for your child to be anxious. Staff will be out to speak with you regarding all of your child’s dental services provided, as well as, any necessary treatments for the future.
The Children’s Smile Center’s staff encourages this independence and appreciates your understanding.
Nutritious foods are an important part of keeping children’s smiles healthy and their teeth strong. Foods such as fruits, vegetables and cheese help build strong muscles and bones in their bodies and also help build strong healthy teeth and gums. Try chewing a sugar free gum, like Trident, after meals to help fight cavities. ~Oral Health America
Your child should brush their teeth at least two times a day for two minutes with a soft toothbrush.
Make Sure your child is flossing daily. Bacteria and food particles like to hide between teeth, if you are not flossing that bacteria and food particles are causing tooth decay as well as gum disease.
If you buy soda for your child, buy smaller cans. Do not buy resealable bottles because it encourages sipping throughout the day.
When buying toothpaste look for the ADA approval on the packaging and make sure the paste has fluoride in it for children ages 2 and older.
Fruit juice consumption should be limited to 6 oz per day for children age 1-6. For children that are age’s 7-18 fruit juice consumption should be limited to 8-12 oz.
Left untreated, the pain and infection caused by tooth decay can lead to problems in eating, speaking, and learning.