Frequently Asked Questions

As most of us are parents ourselves, we understand how important it is to do research when it comes to making healthcare decisions for your child. Have some questions for us? Check out our FAQs to see if your question has already been answered. If not, please get in touch with our office and we’d be happy to speak with you!

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The American Dental Association recommends that parents follow the rule of firsts. Kids should visit the dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth comes in, whichever comes first.

If it’s your first trip to our office, we recommend downloading and filling out the new patient forms ahead of time to expedite the check-in process. If you’re transferring your child from another dentist, please have them fax over their records. In addition to the forms, please bring an up-to-date insurance card (if applicable) and your ID.

Yes! We follow strict safety guidelines and have undergone extensive training to provide sedation dentistry at our practice. Your child’s safety is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns about sedation, please reach out to us!

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Here are some of the most common oral health problems that can benefit from restorative dentistry:

  • Chipped or Cracked Tooth
  • Dental Trauma
  • Tooth Decay
  • Knocked-Out Adult Tooth

Yes! Fluoridated toothpaste is safe for kids to use and helpful for keeping their teeth healthy and strong. However, you should only use a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste on children ages three and under, as fluoride can be harmful if it’s swallowed in large quantities. Children develop the ability to spit around the age of three, so you can start incorporating larger portions of fluoridated toothpaste then!

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Clearfork Pediatric Dentistry

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