Do you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s upcoming visit? We are always happy to provide you with the information you need regarding dental care. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about children’s dental care. If you don’t see what you’re looking for below,
give us a call
to reach out! One of our team members would be happy to help.
How do I get emergency dental care for my child?
If your child has a life-threatening dental emergency, you should call 911 right away. However, if the issue is not life-threatening, their dentist can help! The first step in getting
emergency dental care
is to give us a call. This way, one of our team members can help. In most cases, your child should be able to get a same-day appointment, and we will always do everything we can to see your child as soon as possible. Dental emergencies often indicate more serious dental issues. If your child isn’t attending regular
cleanings and checkups
, this is a good time to get back on track.
What do you do if you can't afford a pediatric dentist?
Generally speaking, it isn’t dentistry that is expensive. It is when oral health is neglected. The best way to keep your child’s dental care affordable is by preventing issues from occurring in the first place. This means maintaining an excellent dental hygiene routine with brushing and flossing as well as attending regular cleanings and checkups. Dental insurance is a great tool to help make dental care more affordable. Most of the time, preventive treatments, like cleanings and checkups, and entirely covered by your provider. At KidSmiles, we offer a
Dental Savings Plan
to help families without dental insurance save on dental treatments. Low-interest financing is also available for uninsured patients. Give us a call to learn more.
What level of education is required to be a dentist?
All dentists in the United States must have received either a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) degree from one of the 67 accredited dental schools in the United States. To get accepted into dental school, one requires a bachelor’s degree. Dental school takes three years with a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. Dentists can continue their education by earning 1 of 12 specializations recognized by the American Dental Association, including Pediatric Dentistry. These require an additional three or more years of training. To keep their license, dentists must complete a certain number of continuing education hours a year.
How much does a dental check-up & cleaning cost in Flower Mound?
The cost of a dental
cleaning and checkup
can vary on geography and other factors, including your child’s dental health. A checkup and cleaning should begin with a patient health history and a discussion of any concerns. It should also include a thorough exam completed by the
, a professional cleaning, X-rays, and checking for any abnormalities. The average in markets throughout the United States is between $200 and $350. If you have dental insurance, the cost is negotiated by the insurance company and pediatric dentist.