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New Patients Always Welcome

Brushing PostTreehouse Children’s Dentistry recommends bringing your child in for his or her first check-up no later than 18-24 months of age. Your first visit at our Bonita Springs office will take about 30 minutes. We want to spend time helping your child become acclimated with the environment, sights and sounds of our dental office.

During your son or daughter’s visit, we’ll show them around our kid-friendly office, let them see some of the equipment that we use, and screen for any conditions or habits that may need to be addressed. Each visit is tailored to the age and comfort of the child – some may get pictures taken, their teeth cleaned, or just a quick exam! If they need treatment at a future appointment, we also provide in-house sedation dentistry.

Parents and siblings are welcome to accompany our patients into our open treatment bay. Your children will love our PSP video games and real treehouse to play in while they wait!

Save Time and Fill Out Your Forms Ahead of Time

All of our new patient paperwork is available for you to download and fill out at a time that’s convenient – so that you spend less time waiting!

FAQ

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When should my child first visit the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit a children’s dentist by his or her first birthday. This may sound early, however, a dentist can teach you and your child proper daily care, review nutritional tips, check for cavities, and monitor for developmental (orthodontic) concerns. Plus, early visits help your child become familiar with a dental office, and prevent the first visit from being something painful or scary, such as an emergency appointment.

It’s just a baby tooth – why does it need a filling?

Early childhood cavities can develop rapidly, progressing from the hard, outer enamel layer of a tooth into the softer, inner layer in six months or less. Untreated cavities often lead to abscessed teeth and even jeopardize the health of nearby adult teeth, which are still developing.

When should my child give up a pacifier?

Habits such as thumb sucking or pacifier use can impact the development of the teeth and jaws. We recommend giving up pacifiers and working on thumb habits by age 1. Ask our children’s dentist about tricks and aids that can help make the process as painless as possible!

My child is scared of the dentist. How can you help?

Your child’s comfort is our first priority. We want your entire family to enjoy a positive, relaxing experience each time they visit our Bonita Springs office. That means tailoring visits to the comfort level of the child, and even offering in-house sedation treatments to help the most anxious of children get the care that they need.