To help you make sure your kids are getting the care they need when they need it, read the information below or give us a call at our practice.
At what age should children first go see the dentist?
Your child's first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth. Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child's teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. After all, decay can occur as soon as teeth appear. Bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits and acclimates your child to the dental office, thereby reducing anxiety and fear, which will make for plenty of stress-free visits in the future.
Why is it important to fix baby teeth that have decay?
It is very important to maintain baby teeth because these teeth hold space for the future eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth decays or is removed too early, the space necessary for the permanent tooth is lost and can only be regained through orthodontic treatment. Infected baby teeth also can cause permanent teeth to develop improperly, resulting in permanent enamel defects and weaker teeth.
When do children lose their baby teeth?
Children will begin losing their teeth at approximately age 4. They will usually lose their front teeth first. Children will continue to lose baby teeth until age 12 or 13 when all of the permanent teeth finally erupt.
why parents love us
“I came here twice I needed a lot of work done this place is amazing and the doctor I can't remember his name was easily the coolest / funniest person that I have ever had as a dentist. Would recommend this place to everyone it’s great.” - Demetrius Harris
“This office is wonderful! Staff is professional, polite and attentive. The facility is clean, they have many things to entertain kids while waiting for their appointments and they are always able to squeeze you in, if your child needs assistance ASAP! Not to mention as a single mother working full time with little to no time on my hands, their Saturday appointments are a God send! I love this office my and my kids love it too!” –Laura Arke
“Bravo! They deserve a medal for the work they carry out. They demonstrate such patience and empathy for children. They stay on track with their schedule but they never make you or your kids feel rushed or unimportant. They provide the attention each of your kids deserves and the attention you come to them to give them (the kids).” –Keith Warfield
“This place is fantabulous! I walked in and was like wow! It was super kid friendly with its mini movie theater, video game room and small play area and I think I walked by a little area for teenagers. I was totally impressed! And the icing on the cake was just how nice the front desk staff was awesome), the doctors and dental assistants were. My daughter was there for a consult and I felt completely at ease because she was at ease. Environment is everything and the positive vibes from Magicland were ever present. I wish they had an adult dental office like this, lol!” –Taunya T.
“I brought my son and my daughter in this Dental clinic... for Dental check up .... this place os amazing and kids friendly, nice amenities that keep for kids busy while waiting. Dr. Shah explain everything and she is very friendly. Jesus, Alex and Mary anne give a grateful assistance for my kids and make them comfortable..its a nice place to bring the kids for Dental check specially for the firts timer like my son...” –Amy T.
“I've been taking my daughter here for 7 years and my daughter and I love it! Andrea is very nice she always greet us as soon as we come in and so does the rest of the staff. The doctors and staff are very nice and welcoming. And they also do a great job since day 1 I recommend this place to family's check them out you.” –Tee B.
“This placed never failed us. Every time we come we always greeted with the wonderful staff. It gets crowded though. But hey... I don't mind the wait. I trust this to place so much and I couldn't think of any place that can give excellent dental treatment, knowledgeable doctors, amazing staff that makes you feel comfortable whenever you have questions they find ways to explain to you thoroughly what needs to be done and has good customer service. Thank you Magicland dental!” –Mary G.
‘Everytime i bring my daughter here the staff is always amazing ,the doctors are always very patient and kind i highly recommend this place” –Elizabeth C.
"Friendly staff. Doctor was smiling and got to know my child that way they lose fear. Explained in detail." – Mia Davila