Primary teeth, commonly known as “baby teeth”, help children speak and chew, and guide permanent “adult” teeth into proper positions. Primary teeth are also prone to cavities and infections, just like permanent teeth are. Additionally, a child who learns good oral hygiene habits from a young age is more likely to carry those habits into adulthood, for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling your child’s first dental visit when the first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday. Learn more about what to expect at your child’s first visit. After the first visit, you can continue to schedule regular appointments every six months. Our pediatric specialists can look for any problems before they get too serious, and help educate your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Children's Dental Center is a part of Mortenson Dental Partners.
Welcome to 2023! With the new year comes new beginnings, resolutions, and the best part – insurance resets! Dental insurance benefits typically reset at the beginning of the year, making room for your child to get preventative care and any needed dental treatment either free or at a more accessible price. A common myth is […]