Pediatric Dentistry

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by their 1st birthday. As parents, you can help make your child’s visit a positive one.

The Importance of Your Child's First Dental Visit Experience

Your child’s first dental visit is a wonderful opportunity for us to establish a rapport with your child. We feel this is very important to ensure your child begins to become familiar with our dental office and our team. You and your child will receive a guided tour of our office by a member of our friendly and informative team.

Your Child's Dental Visit Experience

We will conduct a comprehensive review of your child’s medical health history and discuss any special concerns or needs you may have for your child. Our team will spend quality time demonstrating our dental instruments to your child in a gentle and fun way. As your child becomes more comfortable and excited about the visit, we will then complete a comprehensive oral exam, cleaning, and placement of topical fluoride. Radiographs (x-rays) may also be recommended at this visit. We will review any recommended nutritional choices and give oral hygiene instructions.

"Fear-Free Dentistry for Kids: Creating a Positive Experience"

It is best to refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear such as “needle,” “shot,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures positively and pleasantly to avoid any anxious or negative feelings about dentistry. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel. After the exam is complete, your child will receive a “goody bag” complete with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Your child will also get to choose a sticker and a special reward

"Preventing Pediatric Dentistry: Building Healthy Smiles from the Start"

  • The key to effective gum disease management is prevention, especially in pediatric dentistry. Instilling good oral hygiene habits in children from an early age sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Good preventive techniques include:
  • Brushing at least 2-3 times a day
  • Flossing regularly
  • Having regular dental cleanings
  • Being aware of any change in your gum tissue
  • Letting your dentist know if your gums are inflamed or bleeding.

    If you suffer from gum disease, please contact our experienced dentist today to schedule an appointment. Smiles For Kids Dental Care serves patients in Cumming, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Roswell, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Buford, Gainsville, Sugarhill, John’s Creek, Canton, Atlanta, Norcross, Peachtree corners and other surrounding areas.

"Empowering Parents: Understanding Your Child's Dental Exam and Building Confidence"

During this time, our doctors and team will give you a summary of your child’s dental exam and answer any questions you may have about your child’s oral health. We value the trust you place in us as part of your child’s healthcare team and appreciate your cooperation in creating a positive, confidence-boosting experience for your child.


This site provides information about pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, dental hygieneendodonticsorthodontics, and gum disease. This information is not meant to be taken as dental advice. If you have more questions about our dental office, contact our experienced dentists at Smiles For Kids.
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