Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Canton, GA

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Have questions about your child’s dental care? If so, then we’re ready to give you the answers! You’re always welcome to call our team, but first, be sure to look over our responses to some of the most common questions we receive every day.

Are you currently accepting new patients?

Yes, Cherokee Children’s Dentistry is currently accepting new child patients of all ages, including infants, toddlers, teens, and everyone in between!

When should my child see the dentist for the first time?

According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, a child should see a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday. This initial appointment allows the doctor to perform a quick exam and make sure that a child’s smile has a healthy start, plus they can help parents by showing them how to take care of their little one’s mouth before they are able to brush.

How often should my child get a cleaning?

At minimum, a child should receive a dental cleaning at least twice a year. This is often enough that it can effectively prevent the formation of cavities while also removing any tartar buildup (hardened plaque that can’t be removed by brushing alone).

When should my child start flossing?

Flossing should begin as soon as your child has two teeth that touch. If they are too young to do it themselves (which is what usually happens), you’ll have to floss for them to clean the spaces between their teeth.

Will you take my dental insurance?

In all likelihood, yes! We are able to accept a long list of popular dental insurance plans, and to see how we could use your coverage at your child’s next appointment, just give us a call for a complimentary benefits check.

Can I finance my child’s dental care?

Yes, because we accept CareCredit financing, which you can sign up for through our website via our “For Patients” page. They offer a number of plans that make it easy to stretch out paying for your child’s care with minimal or no interest. To learn more about how this works and find a plan, click here.