Find My Local Dentist: How Can I Find the Services I Need?

Once your child gets his or her first tooth, finding a local dentist should be high on your list of to-dos.

Kool Smiles has over 120 offices throughout the United States and accepts most major insurance plans and government-run programs, including Medicaid, TRICARE, and SCHIP. We make it simple to find your local dentist—all you have to do is enter your city, state, or zip code.

Finding a Kool Smiles Dentist

With over 120 offices nationwide, finding your local Kool Smiles is simple. Get started by typing in your city and state or zip code. Once you do this, we will display the Kool Smiles offices in your area. 

Making an Appointment

Once you find your local Kool Smiles dentist, you can make an appointment by calling us or by filling out an appointment request form online.

Preparing For Your Child’s Appointment

Every child should have his or her first dentist visit by the age of one. Some parents make the mistake of waiting because their child’s baby teeth are temporary. However, neglecting your child’s teeth (even at a young age) can lead to tooth decay and cause even more serious dental problems in the future.

So, if your child is approaching his or her first birthday, or if your child’s first tooth is already coming in, it is recommended that you go ahead and schedule an appointment. 

How Should You Prepare For Your Child’s First Visit?

  • Explain to your child what will likely happen at the dentist. Let your child know that the dentist will want to look in their mouth and use special tools to clean their teeth. 
  • Have them practice being at the dentist. This will help get your child used to the idea of having their mouth open. Take it a step further by counting their teeth out loud. 
  • Compile a list of questions for your child’s dentist. Maybe you want to know the best way to care for your toddler’s teeth at home. Maybe you have questions about the use of fluoride. Whatever your questions may be, taking a list with you will help ensure you get the answers you need.

Find Your Local Kool Smiles Dentist

Kool Smiles is dedicated to offering high quality dental services to your children. All of our dentists have experience working with children, and nearly all of our offices have play areas for children to enjoy while they wait for their appointment. Don’t waste another minute trying to find a local dentist—call Kool Smiles today. 

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Sources:

Colgate: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/life-stages/childrens-oral-care/article/your-childs-first-dental-visit

NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/health/rise-in-preschool-cavities-prompts-anesthesia-use.html?_r=0