Frequently Asked Questions in the Fox Cities
Here are the answers our Fox Cities Pediatric Dentists frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about dental care at their office. Learning more about pediatric dentistry and its benefits can help you find the best dental practice for your child. If you have a question you don’t see answered below, reach out to Kids Dental Experts at (920)-592-8940.
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Pediatric dentists are trained in many methods to help children feel comfortable with dental treatment. For example, in the “Tell-Show-Do” technique, a pediatric dentist might name a dental instrument, demonstrate the instrument by using it to count your child’s fingers, then apply the instrument in treatment.
Infants and some young children may feel more confident when parents stay close during treatment. We welcome parents to join their child during the visit.
Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during dental treatment. And, pediatric dental offices are designed for children. Staff members choose to work in a pediatric dental practice because they like kids. So, most children are calm, comfortable and confident in a pediatric dental office. Our team is specially trained to work with children with anxiety.
The modeling technique pairs a timid child in dental treatment with a cooperative child of similar age. Coaching, distraction, and parent participation are other possibilities to give your child confidence in dentistry. But by far the most preferred technique is praise. Every child does something right during a dental visit, and pediatric dentists let children know that.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric dentist will let you know the best appointment schedule for your child.
Kids Dental Experts is contracted with Delta Dental Premier and Cigna DPPO. If your child has Forward Health, BadgerCare or any other state-funded policies, you will not have insurance coverage at our office. We file claims to all other commercially funded dental plans as a courtesy for our patients. We will collect the estimated co-insurance portion during your visit but it is likely that you will have a balance due after the claim is paid by insurance. Without being contracted, we do not know exactly what your plan will contribute toward the charges and you will be responsible for knowing your dental benefits.
It is recommended per the American Dental Association, breast-feeding should be avoided after the first primary (baby) teeth begin to erupt and other sources of nutrition have been introduced. Children should not fall asleep with a bottle containing anything other than water. Drinking juice from a bottle should be avoided. Fruit juice should only be offered in a cup with meals or at snack time. However, understand that these are recommendations and can be adapted to individual needs. At Kids Dental Experts, we strongly encourage and support mothers who elect to breastfeed.
It is recommended per the American Dental Association that children should be weaned from the bottle at 12-14 months of age, however, understand that these are recommendations and can be adapted to individual needs. At Kids Dental Experts, we strongly encourage and support mothers who elect to breastfeed.