Children's dentistry

Services & FAQs

 We offer a variety of services to children to help them start and maintain great oral health.

  • Oral heath exams
  • Dental cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Emergency visits
  • Restorative treatments

When should my child first see the dentist?

At Pinecreek Dental we offer a free getting acquainted visit. This helps familiarize your child with whats to be expected at our office, and answer any questions you may have. Children can begin seeing Dr. Joe as soon as they have their first tooth. Bringing your kid in at an early age ensures they have a foundation of healthy habits to build on as they get older.


How often should my kid see the dentist?

The same as you! After their first visit, your child should see the dentist once every six months. Sometimes, certain dental conditions will require more frequent visits, but our staff will be sure to let you know if that’s the case.

What if my child is afraid of the dentist?

That’s totally normal! The dentist can seem like a scary place to kids, and plenty of adults have their own fears about dental care. We are happy to offer you some tips and strategies for helping your child feel more comfortable. 


Why are baby teeth important?

Just because baby teeth eventually fall out doesn’t mean they’re not important.  Baby teeth are placeholders for where permanent teeth come in, so if they fall out prematurely it can end up negatively affecting their bite (tooth alignment), and possibly even their speech development. Baby teeth are also still capable of developing cavities, so it’s crucial to keep problems at bay so other problems like gum disease don’t occur.


How should I clean my child’s teeth?

It depends on how old they are! You can start brushing your child’s teeth twice a day as soon as they get their first tooth. Use a small, very soft toothbrush (even better if it’s one specifically designed for their age) with a rice-grain-sized amount of toothpaste.