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Chad D Burgess DDS PC

Gentle Family Dentistry

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FAQ
  • Are you accepting new patients?
  • Do you see emergency patients?
  • When should my child's first visit to the dentist be?
  • When should my child be able to brush his/her own teeth?
  • Is it important to have my teeth cleaned?



Q: Are you accepting new patients?
A: Yes, we are. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Q: Do you see emergency patients?
A: Yes. Appointment times are limited. Depending on the situation, we may have to reschedule to complete the procedure.

Q: When should my child's first visit to the dentist be?
A: Typically, your child's first visit to the dentist should be on their first birthday.

Q: When should my child be able to brush his/her own teeth?
A: There is no set age but generally, a child does not have the fine motor skills necessary to do a good job until at least 7 but even at this point, the parent should still be involved and occasionally help out. For children under 7, it is very important that the parent take a turn brushing the teeth and not leave it all up to the child.
Q: Is it important to have my teeth cleaned?
A: Yes. There are many benefits to having a professional cleaning. Over time, deposits on your teeth will not brush off with your normal home care. If you do not come in to have your teeth cleaned, that buildup can possibly lead to cavities or periodontal disease.