The Dentist Kids Love in Corvallis, OR
From our family to yours, we invite you to bring your little ones in for their dental treatments. As parents ourselves, we know that getting your child excited about visiting the dentist can be difficult. However, our friendly team goes above and beyond to make sure your kiddo has a fantastic experience and looks forward to seeing us again. We love to show children that taking care of their smiles is rewarding and even fun, too!Check Out Our Office
Your Child’s First Visit
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child have their first visit by their first birthday or when their first baby tooth erupts. Their initial visit allows us to set a benchmark for your child’s oral health moving forward. During this visit, we’ll give you all of the information you need to take care of your child’s teeth and gums.
We have our practice stocked with amenities that kids of all ages will love. They might actually want to come back and see us thanks to our:
- Cavity-Free Club
- Kids’ Play Area
- Books, Toys & Games
- & More!
We Love Little Smiles
Our dental team is comprised of a wonderful group of people, many of whom are parents themselves. Our passion for fostering healthy smiles doesn’t have an age limit. We love kids of all ages and aim to be the friendly faces that your child comes to know and love. We have extensive experience taking care of little smiles and do our best to help kids feel at ease and comfortable while they’re here. If your child is feeling nervous about their dental visit, we completely understand! That’s why we work with a gentle touch, make their appointment interactive, and use kid-friendly terms that they can understand.Schedule Your Child’s Appointment
How can I help my child avoid cavities?
In addition to practicing good oral hygiene at home (brushing and flossing twice per day), patients should visit our office at least twice per year for routine cleanings and dental exams. Baby teeth have a thinner layer of enamel than adult teeth, so additional preventive treatments like dental sealants and fluoride treatments are extra important for protecting their smiles from tooth decay. Finally, making simple changes like swapping out sugary treats with sugar-free gum can help reduce a child’s risk of developing cavities.
Do baby teeth matter?
Yes, baby teeth definitely matter when it comes to a child’s current and future oral health. While it’s true that a child’s first set of teeth will begin falling out around age six, dental issues like tooth decay can actually affect both baby teeth and the adult teeth that are underneath them. Our team also believes that establishing positive oral health habits from a young age helps children grow up understanding the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums, which helps them achieve and maintain healthy smiles now and well into the future.
How can I help my child feel less anxious at the dentist?
Dental anxiety is completely normal for kids and adults alike. We always recommend that parents only talk about dentistry in a positive way around their kids and highlight the importance of visiting a dentist regularly. Our team would be happy to talk to your child as well. Bringing a small blanket or stuffed animal, listening to their favorite music during their treatment, or having a fun activity to look forward to after their dental visit can also help to make their appointments much more enjoyable and easier for them to get through.