While baby teeth don’t hang around forever, it’s important to keep tiny teeth and gums in excellent health while they’re saving the spots for adult teeth. Plus, regular checkups help your child grow comfortable with dental visits.

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We’re proactive about dental health

Visiting the dentist for a checkup is just like visiting the pediatrician for a well-baby checkup—except it’s specific to their smile! Even better, the staff at First Choice Dental are experts at making first dental visits comfortable, fun, and pleasant for both your child and for you.

Remember, while you may have a phobia of the dentist, this is all new to your child—which makes it prime time for establishing a great relationship between your child and their dentist. Believe it or not, your child will probably enjoy his or her first dental visit and will look forward to future visits with enthusiasm. And if you have had negative experiences at the dentist as a child, your child’s first visit is the perfect opportunity to discover First Choice Dental’s gentle, comfort-conscious approach for yourself.

Infants and Toddlers

It’s never too early to focus on your child’s dental health. In fact, we recommend your child’s first dental visit be within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.

During your baby’s first dental visit, we can answer your questions about nutrition, fluoride, bottle-feeding, thumb sucking, and how to clean those tiny little teeth and gums.

Children ages 4-7

A lot will happen to your little one’s smile during this time, including losing many of their baby teeth and introducing permanent teeth. They'll start school and will begin to take over the responsibility for brushing and flossing on their own.

At First Choice Dental, our dentists take extra time to instill the importance of healthy oral hygiene in a friendly way kids can understand.


The teen years are key years for orthodontics and post-braces care, as well as good nutritional habits. Today's teenagers are especially at risk for tooth decay caused by soda, sugary foods, and constant snacking.

Your dentist can be a powerful ally in reminding teens that good nutrition, good at-home dental hygiene habits, and regular dental checkups can help them maintain a dazzling smile.

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Conveniently Offered at all 11 Locations

First Choice Dental’s patient-first approach means you can receive gentle, proactive dental care for everyone in your family. We believe that the best dental care is preventative, which is why we use the latest tools and methods to help prevent major dental procedures from happening in the first place. Our staff is well-versed in treating every member of your family—including your children—for a positive dental experience.

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Madison East Relocation

October 24, 2018

Same Great People, Brand New LocationFirst Choice Dental loves our Madison East patients! After more than 20 years at our current office, we've decided it's time to for an upgrade. We would like to treat you to a brand new, state of the art clinic featuring covered parking, relaxing views of the Yahara River, and the same caring dental team you've come to know over the years.  Read More

Are you at risk for gum disease? Take this quiz to find out!

October 8, 2018

Gum disease is more common that you might think. If you’re 30-years-old or older, you might be one of the 40% of adults who suffer from periodontal or “gum” disease, an infection that weakens the tissues and bone that support your teeth. Read More

5 reasons you should celebrate this unsung Dane County anniversary

September 10, 2018

This year marks an anniversary that most people in Dane County don’t know anything about—but it’s one that almost all of us can be thankful for. Because back in 1948, Dane County started adding fluoride to our municipal water supply. And while that may not seem like a big deal, studies prove that people who live and grow in communities with fluoridated water experience less tooth decay. A simple, cost effective way to help everyone have heathier teeth? At First Choice Dental, we think that’s something to celebrate. Read More