Your Kid’s Dentist In Kentwood
Our caring team of dental professionals understand the extra time and attention it takes to be certain that our youngest patients have a great experience at the dental office! Dr. Michelle has years of experience keeping kids comfortable in the dental chair. We strive not only to make your child’s dental visits fun, but also to teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene so that they can maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime!
When should you take your child for their first dental check-up?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first dental visit occur around the time their first tooth appears, typically around 6 months old. This may seem young for a dental visit, however your baby’s teeth are very important to their overall healthy development. Baby teeth are small, so little issues can become big problems very quickly so we recommend an early visit so we can catch little issues early when simple changes can correct them.
PLEASE NOTE: If you’re child is older and never been to the dentist, don’t be concerned. It is never too late to have your first dental visit. Schedule your child today and get them started on a lifetime of great oral health and a beautiful, healthy smile.
What to expect at your young child’s first dental visit
- Your child will rest gently in a knee to knee position with you and our professionals
- A hygienist will gently brush and floss your child’s teeth
- A hygienist will give you tips on cleaning your child’s teeth
- Dr. Michelle will examine your child’s teeth and mouth
- Dr. Michelle will give you advice about nutrition and teeth development
- All our professionals will answer any questions you might have
Learn about some of the extra steps we take to make sure your child has a great experience with us.
No Sugar Bugs Club
Our No Sugar Bugs Clubs provides an extra reward for children who have done a great job of taking care of their teeth and do not have any cavities. Children get to place their name on our No Sugar Bugs Club tree and are entered into a monthly drawing.
Dr. Thor is Kentwood Family Dental Care’s playful mascot. He makes sure children have a wonderful experience at our office. Come meet him at your next visit.
Kid-Friendly Waiting Room
We NEVER like to to let ANY of our patients wait for long in our waiting area, however as parents we know that waiting with kids is especially hard! We provide a special area for our youngest patients complete with coloring books and toys so that Mom and Dad can relax and fill out paperwork without worrying what the kids are getting into!