6 Questions Parents should Ask their Child’s Pediatric Dentist

dca-blog_article-07_pediatric-dental-problems_1200x630

Many parents are surprised to learn that their child needs dental care from a very young age. To protect your child’s dental health, discover the answers to these dental care questions.

  1. What’s the best way to clean a young child’s teeth?
    According to pediatric dentists, parents should use a small soft-bristled toothbrush to gently remove any food, plaque, and debris in the child’s mouth that can lead to dental decay.
  1. How often should a child’s teeth be brushed?
    Parents should gently brush a child’s teeth at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and at bedtime. Pediatric dentists say a child may need more frequent brushing, depending on their oral health needs.
  1. How frequently should a child’s teeth be flossed?
    The child’s emerging teeth should be flossed at least once a day. Ask your pediatric dentist for tips on flossing a child’s teeth.
  1. Is it a problem if a child sucks their thumb or uses a pacifier?
    These habits are usually fine because the child will outgrow them. They only become a problem if they continue past age three. If the child won’t halt these habits, your pediatric dental clinic should be able to offer suggestions for stopping them.
  1. What is the best way to handle a child’s toothache?
    The first thing to do is rinse the sore area with warm, salted water. Then, put a cold compress on their face to reduce swelling. Help ease the ache by giving the child acetaminophen for any pain. Most importantly, take your child to a pediatric dentistry clinic as quickly as possible for treatment.
  1. How often should a child be taken to a pediatric dentistry clinic?
    Children should go to a pediatric dental clinic for check-ups every six months to examine their dental development, prevent tooth decay, and help them avoid other dental problems. Since each child has different dental health needs, the pediatric dentist may recommend more frequent visits.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
Very helpful and trustworthy. The Doctor seems to really care about his patients.
Mitchell W.
Great Dentist, Dr Johnson and staff.
Michael C.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
Staff is pleasant, appointments are typically convenient to my work schedule, and dental plans are created specific to your personal dental needs […]
Teresa B.
The staff at Dental One located in College Park, GA are always friendly and professional.
Pamela G.
On my first visit with them, they were friendly and quick.
Stephen E.
The app went well did not wait long
Guy H.
My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
Shaune H.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
The staff and services were great.
Sabrina W.
The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
I had Dr. Nguyen as my dentist and he is fantastic! His workers were also so sweet! The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is great! I am going […]
Amira M.
great service and great people!!!!!
Corie B.
We recently changed dentist offices and we really like this one. Everyone is very friendly. They first show you the plan for that visit and you sign. […]
Rudy B.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
Richard Z.
Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
Three words of Dr. Johansen (THE BEST EVER!)
Mary S.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
Excellent staff!
Howard C.
Good experience. Great customer service.
Vicki B.
I felt really nervous going in but the assistant was very nice. The x-rays were painless except for a few but she added a piece of gauze which […]
Crystalin T.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
Front and back office staff very friendly and professional. . I had a very good tech. Not my usual person but she was so good I asked if I could […]
Diana H.
I continue to be impressed with the professional and personal attention that I receive from Dental One
Tommy B.
Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
Jeffrey W.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
Tresia B.
Make me feel comfortable and not scared.
Faye S.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Great staff and customer service
Jessica O.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
Pam R.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
At first I was a little nervous because my insurance wasn't verified. I reschedule my last appointment because of the same thing and was told when I […]
Akeeya S.
Never have to wait long and very friendly staff.
Pamela H.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
Excellent experience from start to finish
Staci D.
Michele was very good and personable.
Cheryl W.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
Jozett is marvelous!
Carla B.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
Dr. Washington, as well as his assistant were great. I had a previous experience with another dentist who did not only start extracting before I was […]
Chantell S.
Best Dentist group I've ever been to. I truly enjoy my visits. Wouldn't think of using anyone else for my dental work.
Stacy L.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
Tracey L.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
Great staff and love their work
Kiara W.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3350