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  • “This is a wonderful team to visit. They are the first to make me feel I can go to the dentist without the sedation. Dr. Shipp has proven himself over and over that he does great work with an easy hand. I wont see anyone but this group of awesome folks!”
    Traci H.
  • “ Highly recommended! I brought my toddler son in for his first visit, and the staff and Dr. Shipp were all so sweet with him. My whole family goes here now.”
    Myra R.
  • “These guys are awesome! I had a problem with a filling and they fit me in without an appointment. They were very kind and helpful and made me feel comfortable. He repaired my dental work and I experienced no pain at all. I am very happy to call Dr. Shipp my dentist!”
    Jimmy A.
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How soon should I take my child to the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that a child see a dentist when his or her first tooth appears, or around the age of one. Not only will we take the opportunity to see a child that age to acclimate him or her to the dentist office, but we will also do a quick check to see if there is any sign of decay or developmental issues.

We also like to spend some time with parents to ensure that they understand the best way to approach home care for their children. It can be a challenge to brush the teeth of wriggling toddler, and we will have some tips to make the process a bit easier.

We will also spend some time talking about the importance of a healthy diet when it comes to your child’s oral health.

Regardless of whether you think your child will be fearful of the dentist, it’s always a good idea to give kids a chance to process the expectation of what it will be like to visit the dentist. Bring your children with you to your appointments to get them accustomed to the sounds and smells of the dentist’s office. Talk about what will happen when they visit. Knowing what to expect can alleviate potential fears.

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