Preston Center Pediatric Dentistry

First Visit

Our office, as well as The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by age 1. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. They also are more likely to receive appropriate care in the event of a dental emergency, such as an accident or an abscessed tooth.

The "Dental Home" is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

Ensuring Your Child’s Comfort

Our team is trained to use dental terminology that is child-friendly and less threatening. We will use words that contribute to a positive dental experience, allowing your child to feel more comfortable.

Parents play an integral role in developing the foundation for their child’s dental care; therefore, we invite parents to accompany their children during dental cleanings and treatment.

However, as your child ages and develops more trust with our office, they may want to be seen unescorted. For the safety and privacy of all patients, children who are not being treated should remain under parental supervision in the waiting area.

Thank you for choosing Preston Center Pediatric Dentistry for your child’s dental care.

Dr. Riehs and his team specialize in pediatric dentistry.

Preston Center Pediatric Dentistry

Regular Check-ups

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), as well as the American Dental Association (ADA), recommends that should children visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and routine teeth cleanings to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

During your child's visit, we will review the dental and medical history, take x-rays of the teeth, clean and polish their teeth, and apply a fluoride treatment. Dr. Riehs will then meet with your child to examine their mouth, help create any individualized treatment plans, and discuss any questions.

We understand that every family's schedule is busy, so we recommend scheduling your appointments in advance to help maintain a routine. Most cleanings last between 30 and 60 minutes. Furthermore, we offer online appointment scheduling for your convenience.

Online Booking

We are excited to offer online booking for those who cannot call during our business hours to make your appointments. We understand that many of you work during the same hours or are at home busy with your littles during the day, so this is perfect for taking a look at our openings and seeing what works for your schedule without having to find the time to call us and go back & forth.

Information Needed to Book Online:

  • Full name of the patient
  • Patient's date of birth
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Insurance information

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Preston Center Pediatric Dentistry