Kids Dentist Office Near Me

Finding a great, affordable, kid-friendly dentist shouldn’t be stressful. Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists are committed to providing top-quality care, and with our vast network of partners throughout the U.S., you’re sure to find one near you.

Why Take Your Child for Regular Dental Visits?

Oral health and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Regular check-ups with a dentist can keep your child’s mouth in tip-top shape. A routine check-up may consist of:

  • Cleaning, where the dentist removes plaque and tartar buildup to prevent damage, like cavities.
  • Physical examination. A dentist can spot an issue early and stop it from becoming a serious problem. Prevention is preferable to treatment.
  • X-rays to assess the parts of the mouth and teeth that aren’t visible through physical examination.
  • Fillings to stop tooth decay in its tracks.
  • Extractions. 85% of people need a tooth removed at some point. It may sound scary, especially to a child, but our partner dentists have plenty of experience performing this common procedure.

Lifelong oral hygiene habits form at an early age. Many of the most important practices happen at home – brushing, flossing, and limiting sugary treats. Kool Smile Kids Club’s partner dentists know what it takes to keep their littlest patients on-track with oral health.

Your child should see a dentist every six months or so for a routine check-up. We recommend a jawline assessment at age 8 or 9, and additional visits, as needed, if there’s an injury or something seems off.

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A Kid-Friendly Dentist Office Near You

At Kool Smiles, we know that finding a dentist and finding the right dentist are two very different things. No two children are alike – each child has different needs when it comes to dental care. Kool Smiles’ partner dentists have plenty of experience treating all sorts of children. When you choose a Kool Smile Kids Club partner dentist, you can rest assured that your child’s oral health is in good hands.

How Kool Smiles’ Partner Dentists Cater to Kids and Their Families
Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists believe that every child deserves a healthy smile. Our partner clinics go above and beyond by:

  • Keeping your child’s support system (you) nearby. You can keep an eye on your child through a viewing window or sit next to them during their visit.
  • Offering fun activities and games. You won’t find any dreary waiting rooms in our partner clinics! Our partners aim to make your child’s visit so pleasant that they’re excited to come back.
  • Working extended hours. Scheduling a dentist appointment when you work a 9-to-5 can be challenging. Kool Smiles has partner dentists who are open on weekends to suit your schedule.
  • Using kid-friendly dental tools. Standard dental instruments are made for standard, adult mouths. Kool Smiles’ partners use kid-sized tools to ensure there’s no unnecessary stretching and discomfort.
  • Bettering the community. Kool Smiles Kids Club has partner dentists who are dedicated to giving back. By participating in individual and country-wide events, our partners work to provide quality dental care for all children.

Kool Smiles: Family-Approved Dental Care

More than 16 million children in the U.S. suffer from tooth decay. At Kool Smiles, our goal is to connect communities with dentists who provide quality, kid-friendly dental care. Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists work hard to make quality care accessible by:

  • Offering weekend appointments.
  • Working with insurance companies and accepting Medicaid and TRICARE.
  • Offering affordable payment options.

Dental Health Starts at Home

Dental care doesn’t stop when your child leaves the dentist’s chair. Here are some things you can do to keep your child’s teeth healthy between visits:

  • Take care of baby teeth. They’re busy creating a solid foundation for adult teeth.
  • Limit sweet treats, like candy and soda.
  • Brush after every meal.
  • If your child goes to bed with a bottle, try filling it with water.
  • Teach proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Make oral health fun! Songs, stickers, and coloring sheets can keep your child interested.

When to Take Your Child to the Dentist

There’s no official guidebook on parenting, and you may find yourself wondering when you should take your child for the first check-up with a dentist. Most children have at least one tooth at six months. Your child should see a dentist at least once by the time they turn one.

Once the first tooth comes in, the rest are close behind. A dentist can monitor the teeth from the beginning to ensure everything is in order. Most children will have their second visit by the age of two, and will then start a routine of six-month check-ups. There’s usually no need for X-rays until ages four to six, so a typical visit will consist of a cleaning and a physical examination to check for issues, like cavities.

Your child’s risk of developing cavities is highest when the baby teeth are falling out to make room for adult teeth – between the ages of five and eleven. It’s especially important to keep up with dentist visits during this stage.