Infants and Toddlers
Your toddler’s first dental visit can be a little scary — for them and for you.
Don’t worry, Mom and Dad! We make sure your little one is comfortable through the entire process. Parents are invited back during the exam, and you might even get to help if your little one is feeling extra scared! Our goal is to make sure your child realizes how much fun going to the dentist can be.
Children and Teens
Whether your child has just started visits with us or if they have been with myKIDSdds since they were toddlers, they’ll feel right at home here.
Our office is not what you would expect from a dental office. In fact, we think our library is going to be your favorite place on the planet. If your kiddo isn’t in the mood to read, we also have an on-site learning lab where they can try experiments and learn just what different foods can do to your teeth!
Not sure when you should bring your kiddo in for their first appointment? The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit the dentist when their first tooth comes in or by the age of one, whichever comes first. You can expect your child to have all of their baby teeth visible by age 3!
Children start to lose their first primary teeth and start getting their first adult tooth around the age of 6.
Depending how quickly your child develops, they will see one of our orthodontists for an initial evaluation at age 7 or 8. Many parents are surprised at how early we are able to diagnose orthodontic issues. The sooner we identify those issues, the earlier we can start interceptive treatment. This really sets the stage and makes treatment easier for kids in the future — and sometimes even eliminates the need for braces.
Your child should have most of their adult teeth by the time they are 13, and this is the age we generally suggest braces if they are needed. Molars will typically appear between the ages of 17-25 if they are not removed.
Teens: What to Expect
A healthy smile starts with great dental habits.
We will take the time to talk to your teen about what to expect, from braces to wisdom teeth — and everything in between.
When your teen gets all of their adult teeth and orthodontic treatment is complete, your child will graduate from our practice to their new dental home. We will be there every step of the way to help connect them with an adult dentist during their senior year of high school.