The initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided by our staff, along with suggestions to help you care for your child’s teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your child’s teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment. Dr. Judy Samselski is a pediatric dentist, meaning she has additional training in caring for children’s oral health. Much of your initial exam will be dependent on your child’s age, needs, and comfort level.
Building Blocks Pediatric Dentistry will do our best to provide you with an estimate charged before your child’s dental appointment and will work with you on payment and a payment plan that best suites your needs.
Please note that payments are due at time of service.
Building Blocks Pediatric Dentistry does not determine your insurance benefits. Please remember that your insurance coverage is an agreement between you and your insurance carrier.
According to the AAPD, your child’s visit should be around his or her first birthday. Primary teeth (baby teeth) are very important even though they will be lost. Proper chewing and eating, space and positioning, and jaw bone development are all dependent on primary teeth.
For an enjoyable and comfortable visit, it’s best not to use any concerning or fearful words regarding the visit. Let them understand that it should be a pleasant visit where the dentist will explain what’s going on and answer any questions.