Pediatric Dentist

Great Teeth Start Young.
As a kid, going to the dentist can be scary. As a parent, it can be frustrating. We’re here to help ease the process and start your child’s oral health off right.

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A check-up every six months for your child is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems.


Children's Teeth Cleaning & Exam
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 Dental Membership Plan includes 2 exams and 1 set of x-rays per year. Codes D1020 or D0145 & D1120. 


Appointment Questions

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

To prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

Primary, or "baby," teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Then, see your dentist as soon as possible.

When should we begin using toothpaste and how much should we use?

Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. 

Once children are 3 to 6 years old, then the amount should be increased to a pea-size dollop and perform or assist your child’s toothbrushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.
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My Friend’s Dentist, based in Wilmington North Carolina, is an award-winning Wilmington dental practice that provides general, cosmetic and speciality dental services including implants and dental sleep medicine to patients of all ages. Widely recognized for its office design and patient friendly approach to dental care, My Friend’s dentist publishes its procedure prices, offers savings through its dental membership plan and focuses on a collaborative approach to prioritizing care with patients.

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