faqs Dr Egg Pediatric Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often should my child see a dentist?

    The American Dental Association recommends dental visits at least twice each year for a cleaning and thorough exam, and we generally recommend twice yearly preventive dental visits. However, at Dr. Egg Pediatric Dentistry we believe that each child should be treated as an individual, and there may be instances in which more frequent visits are recommended according to your child's specific needs.

  • What should I expect at my child's dental appointment?

    This will vary according to the nature of the scheduled appointment.  Please see Your Child's First Visit for what to expect at your child's first appointment.  Please see Our Services for what to expect at any subsequent appointment.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Yes!  We accept many types of dental insurances and will submit all claims for you as a courtesy to our patients. Our office accepts Care Credit, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, as well as offers a 5% discount for immediate cash payments. 

  • What if I have a dental emergency?

    Please see Dental Trauma and Emergency Management for what to do in the case of a dental emergency.

  • Can the dentist whiten my child's teeth?

    Yes, we offer nighttime whitening methods.  Dr. Egg would take an impression of your child's teeth and use this to fashion a plastic retainer-type tray to wear at night with whitening gel.  It is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to whiten the teeth until all of the baby teeth have fallen out and the permanent teeth are in.

  • What should I expect when my child is teething?

    While teething does have some unpleasant side effects (for both you and your baby!), there are also many myths surrounding this period of infancy.  It is common for teething babies to drool quite a bit, become agitated, and want to put anything and everything in their mouths.  A common myth is that teething can cause fevers and diarrhea; however, if your baby is experiencing these symptoms it is indicative of an illness and you should consult your pediatrician.  One way to help prevent your child contracting a virus during this teething period is to provide a variety of safe teething toys, which are cleaned often.  These should be large enough to avoid a choking hazard.

  • At what age should I first bring my child to see Dr. Egg?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children should first visit a pediatric dentist six (6) months after their first tooth erupts, or by age one (1). Bringing your child to see Dr. Egg at an early age will ensure healthy dental habits for a lifetime!

  • Is your office in contract with any dental insurance companies?

    Our office is not in-network with any dental insurance companies. At this time, we are not aware of any pediatric dental offices in this area that are in-network with any insurance companies. At Dr. Egg Pediatric Dentisty, we will gladly submit all claims to your insurance company on your behalf, and on the day of service you will just be responsible for paying your estimated portion. Please feel free to contact our office with any dental insurance questions you may have. We are happy to answer all questions and guide you through the dental insurance process.