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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Braces for Mommy and Me

July 1, 2017

In summer we wedge in appointments for the kids; a physical for fall sports, an eye exam, plus a semi-annual dental cleaning and checkup. And this could be the summer your kid embraces braces. There’s something about your kids orthodontics that triggers deeply held emotions! Are you old enough to remember those coming-of-age 80s movies where some awkward teenager sat on the bus sporting what appeared to be full-body orthodontia? Did those scenes or the warnings of being locked forever in your first kiss with another metal mouth deter you from getting braces as a kid? Read More

Summer is here! Time for the cookouts, maybe a little camping, and… braces!

June 1, 2017

If you are planning braces for your child, summer is the perfect time to get her started. Though she may not appreciate the fact that she won’t miss class time, it will mean less stress for you.  There’s no back and forth checking her in and out of school, no wondering if she remembered to pick up the work that she missed. I know, you’re imagining the cascade effect of a missed assignment, a lower grade, not getting into an elite college, and suddenly that Nobel Prize is out of reach. Read More

Say "I Do" to a Beautiful Smile

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Is there a wedding coming up on your calendar? Whether you are the bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, or an attendant, while you’re figuring out how to make the big day just right, don’t forget about one important detail: your smile. More than the dress, the shoes, the tux, or even the updo, what people will notice and remember will be your smile. Read More