The Dental Center of Mishawaka
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Need to Find an Affordable Dentist Who Cares for Kids?

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Your child deserves to have a healthy smile and you should both be happy with their dental experience. But it can be difficult to find family dentists who play well with children and work well with your budget. To find a pediatric dentist who meets all your needs, chew over these helpful hints.

Not all dentists smile on children, so you need to find a pediatric dentist because they have special skills. These dentists have training in treating children and are well versed on their dental needs. Since children see their pediatric dentist from infancy through their teen years, many find that these family dentists feel like part of their families.

Preview the Dentist’s Office

When you’re looking to find a pediatric dentist, start with a look around their office. Call a number of practices and arrange for tours of their offices. Take your child with you to see if they feel comfortable. While you’re at each office, look for each of these elements:

  • The dentist has specialized training or a strong interest in treating children.
  • Membership in the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Child-friendly office setting with toys, books, and games.
  • A convenient location and hours, and special emergency care.
  • Cost-effective fees, payment plans, and insurance options, which matter if you need an affordable dentist.

Pick the Right Pediatric Dentist

Once you’ve seen different practices and narrowed your list, you’ll need to pick a provider and call for your child’s appointment. But consider your child’s first visit simply a test of the practice’s treatment and ask yourself and your child if their experience featured the following:

  • Your child was seen and treated in a timely manner.
  • A gentle, yet complete, examination was given.
  • The dentist and entire office staff were compassionate and patient with your child.
  • The staff requested a full medical and dental history for your child.
  • You were provided with information about your child’s dental development, how to prevent dental disease, and at-home care instructions.
  • Your questions were treated with respect and concern.
  • The visit was enjoyable for both you and your child.
  • Visits to the dentist should be positive experiences for both you and your child.

Follow these tips to find a pediatric dentist and enjoy a healthy dental relationship.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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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