This part is for you, parents.
Get Started at New Haven Kids Dentistry
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Kids dentistry in New Haven, CT is affordable and accessible with multiple payment options and low-interest financing through CareCredit.
New Haven Kids Dentistry accepts most dental insurance and Medicaid plans. Please contact us directly for coverage inquiries.
Your Child’s First Visit
Kids and special needs dentistry appointments explained.
- Step 1: Whether your child is an infant, toddler, preteen, or teen, we get down to their level and create fun, interactive first visits.
Step 2: Our upbeat team and engaging, kid-friendly office (complete with games and TVs) may even make your child forget they’re at the dentist.
- Step 3: We’ll get to know each other, explain each step, and guide your little one to a healthier smile.
Step 1: Before your appointment, please let us know about your child’s unique needs so we can customize the visit.
Step 2: If there’s any light or sound sensitivity, physical constraints, or unique requests, we’ll prep the treatment room for a calm, pleasant, and fun experience.
Step 3: You can also schedule a tour ahead of time to prep your child for their first appointment.
FAQ about Children’s Dentistry
- What age should a child start going to a dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric DentistryOpens the website in the new window recommends a first visit to the dentist by age one or within six months of a tooth erupting. While this may seem early, your child’s dentist can help you understand how to care for your little one’s teeth and gums to prevent dental disease and decay.
Additionally, visits to a pediatric dentist help uncover early issues we can easily treat while small. Other benefits include easing dental fear and anxiety plus promoting good habits at home.
- What are the most common dental problems in children?
Many common dental problems in children are easily preventable through regular dental check-ups/cleanings and proper hygiene at home. These problems include excessive thumb sucking, cavities, tooth sensitivity, pediatric gum disease, and orthodontic issues (crooked and crowded teeth).
Our practice focuses on preventing minor problems from turning into big, costly ones. Let’s set the foundation for your child’s healthy and happy smile. Please contact us for your child’s dental appointment in New Haven, CT.
- How can I help my child see a dentist?
One of the best ways to help your child enjoy visiting the dentist is to start early. After all, good habits start young!
You should also choose a local kids dentist who knows how to create fun and stress-free visits for kids through exciting education, kid-friendly entertainment, and a vibrant office setting.
- What helps kids with dental anxiety? Some dental anxiety is normal, especially if it’s your child’s first time going to a dentist. It’s important to address your child’s concerns, listen to them, and ease them into a better experience at a kids dental office you trust.
For older children, explain that going to the dentist can be fun and comfortable. For extremely fearful patients or those with special needs, most dental practices offer office tours and may even suggest sedation dentistry for kids.
- What happens if kids don’t go to the dentist?
Despite their size, small teeth play a big role, so it’s important to care for them!
Baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth – when the baby tooth falls out, the adult tooth takes its place. Therefore, premature tooth loss in kids may lead to crooked teeth.
Another risk is easily preventable with proper brushing, flossing, regular dental visits, and healthy food/drink choices. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to cavities, gum disease, bad breath, costly repairs, or even tooth loss.
By forming great habits, we can protect your child’s smile for life. We invite you to New Haven Kids Dentistry!