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See a Children’s Dentist in Norfolk, VA

From routine exams to fillings to braces, kids have all kinds of special dental health needs. As parents, you want your children to have the highest quality care available, but it’s not always affordable. Kool Smiles helps you give your kids the dental health care they need and deserve by offering quality dental care at a low cost.

Our dentist office in Norfolk, VA provides all general dentistry services, as well as:

  • Oral surgery
  • Endodontics, including root canals
  • Orthodontics, including braces

We understand that these services can be scary for children, so we make our office a positive, welcoming and fun place. Before beginning an exam or procedure, your provider uses the “tell, show, do” technique to explain every step of the process before they perform it, putting your child at ease and feeling comfortable.

For a dental experience that puts children and their unique needs first, call 254-781-0553 to make an appointment at Kool Smiles. Our Norfolk dentist office is located in Janaf Shopping Center near the Norfolk Public Library (Janaf Branch).

Directions to Kool Smiles in Norfolk

Our Dentist Office in Norfolk

Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

From downtown Norfolk: Take I-264 East to US-13 North/North Military Highway. Take exit 13-14-15, and use the right lane to continue on exit 14. Follow signs for I-64 East/Chesapeake/Suffolk. Keep right to continue onto exit 13 and merge onto US-13 North/North Military Highway. Take a slight right onto East Virginia Beach Boulevard. Turn left onto Glenrock Road, then turn right into Janaf Shopping Center.

Dental Care for Kids You Can Afford

At Kool Smiles, we believe great dental care should be affordable for everyone. Don’t let the price of going to the dentist stop you from getting your children the care they need.

Kool Smiles accepts most insurances, including:

  • TRICARE
  • Medicaid
  • Smiles for Children
  • United Concordia

We have flexible payment options, such as credit, debit and CareCredit, for those paying out of pocket.

To reach those who may not have access to dental care, our local Norfolk dentistry hosts Sharing Smiles Day once a year. This event offers no-cost cleanings and other treatments to children under age 18. Read more about Sharing Smiles Day online, and register if you’d like an appointment.

Meet Our Kid’s Dentists

At Kool Smiles, we want kids of all ages to have access to dental care from a qualified professional. That’s why we have a team of dentists, nurses and administrators who are dedicated to serving the Norfolk community, including:

  • General dentists
  • Endodontists
  • Orthodontists

In addition to providing dental care from our office, we partner with local schools, day care centers and social services organizations to share oral health education with children throughout the Norfolk area.

What Can Regular Dental Checkups Do for Your Child?

Many new parents find themselves unsure what to do about their child’s dental needs. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone get regular dental checkups, but that’s especially important for children. Caring for their baby teeth and gums is the first step towards developing healthy adult teeth and a beautiful smile for life.

But how do dental checkups help your child’s smile grow healthy and beautiful? There are a number of ways these appointments can benefit your child:

  • Early intervention. Dentists can identify, diagnose and start treating problem areas almost immediately. At Kool Smiles, our kid-friendly dentists will spot issues in your child’s oral health as they arise. In fact, dentists can often see problems before your child might even see or feel one themself. Regular dental checkups ensure that a dentist can notice a change in your child’s mouth or jaw that might signal the need for additional dental treatments.
  • Establish a routine. Regular checkups make dental hygiene a regular part of your child’s life. It’s normal for kids to feel afraid of going to the dentist, especially if they have never been or don’t go regularly. At Kool Smiles, we make it easy to fit regular checkups and daily care into your child’s normal routine. We pride ourselves on our friendly, comfortable atmosphere and our team that is skilled at working with children. We walk you and your child through every treatment—even a simple teeth cleaning—so that you both are part of the process. With kids involved in the process of keeping their teeth clean and healthy, they are more likely to continue the process at home by brushing and flossing regularly.

When Should You See a Specialist?

Contrary to what many think, you don’t need to see a “pediatric dentist” for all of your child’s dental needs. Pediatric dentists are specialists. When you go for a regular dental checkup, your general dentist serves as your primary care provider. If they notice a problem that requires treatment from a specialist, like a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist, your general dentist will refer you to one.

For the majority of dental care needs, you should see a general dentist first. Not only are they typically more affordable and accept insurance plans like Medicaid and TRICARE at a higher rate, they also usually work with families for a longer period of time. This means they are often better suited to spot changes and patterns in dental health throughout your family.

At a Kool Smiles consultation or appointment, our general dentists can diagnose and treat your child for a variety of dental services. If your general dentist notices your child needs braces or to have their wisdom teeth removed, our in-house team can provide treatment, or we’ll recommend you to a specialist.

Schedule an Appointment

You don’t have to compromise quality for affordable dental care at Kool Smiles. We pride ourselves on our friendly and comfortable atmosphere as well as on our skilled, kid-friendly dentists.

Call 254-781-0553 to schedule an appointment for your infant, toddler, child or teen with our dentists near you in Norfolk today. Our office is open on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.