The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Good Pediatric Dentists Make First Visits Easy

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Ensuring the best oral health for infants and children requires a little professional intervention. Most pediatricians and pediatric dentists recommend scheduling the first dental appointment when your child is one year old. Determining the risk of tooth decay is important for preventing early cavities and tooth loss. One out of four children in America has at least one tooth affected by advanced tooth decay, and many have more. An appointment with a qualified kids dentist includes risk assessment, treatment recommendations and education about issues such as teething, thumb sucking, dental milestones, and the effects of foods and beverages on developing teeth. 


Your Kid’s First Visit to the Dentist



Search for pediatric dentists who are knowledgeable, responsive, patient with small children, answer all of your questions clearly, and focus on your child’s specific dental needs. A good kids dentist will offer emergency contact information, give detailed follow-up instructions, tell you what will occur next in your child’s dental development, and promote preventative care. To save time, ask the office to mail you any forms you’ll need to fill out for the initial visit. When the appointment day arrives, take along your child’s favorite toy or another object that will bring comfort and ease fears.

The Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, pediatric dentists address oral health for infants and children by reviewing their dental and medical histories, discussing health issues that will likely occur in the future, and responding to parent questions and concerns. Your kids dentist will probably examine your child’s mouth manually while you are holding him or her in your lap. During the visit, you’ll learn how to clean your child’s teeth properly. The dentist may also perform a dental cleaning, especially if your child’s teeth are stained. If it appears that your child is at higher risk for cavities, your dentist will discuss preventative treatments and follow-up care. Working together with a kids dentist, you can give your child the best chances of having a healthy smile for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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Very friendly staff and no long wait.
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Because the office has taken care of me
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Best service at affordable price
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More personal service than the other Dental Center location.
Orianna P.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
Worked great with my three year old! Very friendly and encouraging through your entire appointment.
Ellison P.
I honestly feel like I’m treating myself every time I have an appointment!
Lisa B.
The hygienist Shannon, and Dr, were so kind and patient with my daughter(5 years) , who was difficult to even let them get a look in her mouth in the first place due to a horrible experience at a […]
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The care and customer service here are top-notch. My hygienist, Heather, is careful, detailed, and thorough. She explains what she is doing every step of the way. I would recommend the Dental Center […]
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Wow, I really love the dental center. They have wonderful people who work there. They are so friendly, kind, and understanding of what you are having done. I just love Dr Keiser . He’s a Wonderful […]
Debbie W.
The dental assistant and the dentist are both so great with my son. He’s 3 1/2 and has been going to them since he was 1 and he loves going to the dentist.
Austin S.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
Everyone is so nice and worked my kids in for sealants while we were there
Josiah W.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Staff is personal and friendly.
Lucy S.
Personable, great service, answered all my questions, called me to move my appointment sooner.
Lynette H.
Why didn’t I start going here a king time ago?? They’re friendly, professional & quick! Affordable too! Dr. Gasko is the best!!!!!
Nioaka W.
I have been coming to The Dental Center for years. My visits have always left me feeling better than when I came in. The staff is so friendly and upbeat. I have always received the best of care.
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Great customer service! The hygienist and doctor was extremely gentle and caring. They respected my privacy during my visit. I highly recommend The Dental Center!!
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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