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Are you looking for a dentist that sees kids? You are in luck! At Higginbotham Family Dental, we see kids of all ages.  Whether you have a toddler at home that needs his or her first dental visit, or you have a kiddo with a chipped tooth, let our dedicated staff get your child’s oral health journey off to the right start. Request an appointment today to schedule your family’s next visit. 

At what age should a child start seeing a dentist?

At Higginbotham Family Dental, we recommend for kids to start visiting a children’s dentist at age 2. Some may think 2 years old is a young age,  it is the perfect time to get a toddler used to the dentist. At his or her first initial visit, we will introduce them to their hygienist, dentist, and other staff. We will also let them look around the office to get comfortable. At your child’s first visit, we will only go as far as the child allows.  We do not want to cause any fear or stress to the child that could lead to trauma at later visits. If the child is amenable, we will count their teeth, get an x-ray of their mouth, and polish their teeth. Finally, they get to pick out a prize from the treasure box. Again, we will only do what the child is comfortable with.

How do I prepare my child for first dentist visit?

Traditionally, the first 2-3 visits are taken step-by-step until the child is fully comfortable with the entire dental process. It is best to prepare them by informing your child of the importance of oral hygiene. As you’re brushing your child’s teeth every day, talk through the process with them.  Feel free to contact us if you have more specific questions regarding a child’s first dental visit or to schedule

Do You Accept Children's Dental Insurance?

We are in-network with over 50 different dental insurance providers at Higginbotham Family Dental. From Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and many more.

What If My Child Needs Braces?

We offer free braces consultations at Higginbotham Family Dental. All you have to do is call us or request an appointment online to schedule your child’s braces consultation. Our dentist will create a treatment plan that is right for your child, depending on the severity of their bite or smile. We also offer 0% Interest, Payment Plans for all braces cases. With low monthly payments, we make it more affordable than ever to give your child the confidence and smile they deserve. Complete the Dental Payment Plan Application here.

Does My Child Have To Miss School To See The Dentist?

No! We pride ourselves on providing an EXTRAordinary dental experience for all of our patients. That includes extended hours throughout the week, and we even offer some Saturday appointments for our patients. Don’t worry about moving after-school and extracurricular activities around, just schedule your visit on a Saturday. However, if you need a daytime appointment, we will be more than happy to provide a doctor’s excuse for your child to return to their school if needed.

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