Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to choosing the right dentist for your child, we know you have questions. Tic Tac Tooth is here to help! Please click on one of the questions below to find out more information. Have a question that isn't listed? No problem! Our friendly team is here to help. Dr. Awan is board certified, which means he is in the top percentile of all pediatric dentists. Please contact our office today to find out more information and get an appointment scheduled.
When should I bring my child in for their first dental visit?
Our doctors recommend that a child should have their first dental visit within 6 months of their first tooth erupting, but no later than their first birthday. After that, they should come in for regular checkups at least twice a year.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family/general dentist?
The main difference is that a pediatric dentist participates in years of additional training and education specifically dedicated to providing dental care for children (aged 0-18), and they do not treat adults. While a family/general dentist might have some experience treating children, they have not undergone this extra level of training. A pediatric dentist will be more familiar with how a child’s teeth, jaw, and mouth should develop, and they’ll also be more skilled at helping an anxious child feel comfortable. Plus, a pediatric dentist will have an office designed specifically for children so they can be more relaxed during their appointments.
Can you fix my child’s damaged/decayed tooth?
Yes, we can, and we actually have a variety of restorative procedures that are geared towards fixing these exact kinds of problems. For a slightly damaged tooth, we may use a tooth-colored filling, but for something more serious, a dental crown might be more appropriate.
Can you help straighten my child’s crooked teeth?
We actually offer two different orthodontic options that are perfect for children of all ages. For young patients, we have reliable traditional braces, but for older, more image conscious children, we may suggest using Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear aligner system, meaning that your child will be able to straighten their teeth without having to worry about their appearance.
How often should I have my child’s teeth professionally cleaned?
In order to get the best results and prevent dental issues from popping up, a child should get a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year.
My child is very nervous about visiting the dentist. Can you help?
Our patients’ comfort is very important to us, so if a child needs a little extra help to feel relaxed, we can use something called sedation dentistry. With these techniques, we can treat any kind of child (including those with special needs) with relative ease by calming their mind and protecting them from pain.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
We gladly accept all dental insurance plans. If you’d like to know how we can work with your particular plan, simply call our office today and we can discuss your coverage.