Preventative care is one of the simplest and most important ways to make sure your child’s teeth grow in strong and healthy. Giving them the proper tools and teaching them the right way to brush when they are young lays the groundwork that will create healthy habits they will carry with them into adulthood.

Most children have two cleanings a year, but children with a higher risk of caries may need more frequent visits.

During a checkup, will your child’s hygienist will clean their teeth and, if necessary, take digital x-rays and give your child a fluoride treatment. Our doctors will perform an exam and review if any treatment is needed.

‘‘ My son Jesse Lewis visited the office on 3/21/22. He is autistic. I’m always pleased with the care he receives. I’m also a patient and my mom was a patient. She is now deceased. We see Dr. Callier and previously Dr. Kerbel. Melissa is very knowledgeable and good at her job. We feel we have best dental office and staff around. Thanks 😊 everyone! ’’
Carol Lewis


Before teeth come in, use a clean gauze pad or soft cloth over your finger. Dip the gauze in water so it is damp, but not soaking wet. Wipe your child’s teeth and gums gently. When your child’s teeth start coming in, begin to use a small, soft toothbrush.
From the age of 18 months, you can start using a low-fluoride toothpaste when you brush your child’s teeth. You can buy toothpaste and small-headed toothbrushes, made especially for babies or children, at your local pharmacy or supermarket.
Use a tiny smear of toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old, and a pea-sized amount for children aged 3 to 6 years. Gradually start brushing your child’s teeth more thoroughly, covering all the surfaces of the teeth.
A dentist or dental hygienist can clean and polish your child’s teeth and help remove plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky substance that develops when bacteria builds up on teeth. Removing it helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.


A healthy smile is a beautiful smile.