February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Do you know the recommended age for taking your little one to see a Dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child at age 1 to see the Dentist. There are dentists who specialize in pediatric dentistry and only see children under age 18.


At Family Dentistry of Neosho, Dr. Reagan and Dr. Nine will take patients starting at any age. Think 1st tooth 1st visit. It’s easy to remember. During the early years we just love on the toddlers, and make coming to the dentist fun and exciting. It's exciting for their siblings to show them around! When they get to around two and a half years they are usually begging to get their “teeth counted”.


February is national children’s dental health month. Make plans now to commit to helping your children enjoy the dentist, not to fear the dentist.


Here are some quick tips.

  • Brush as a family
  • Brush longer
  • Look inside your child’s mouth often
  • Bring them with you to the dentist
  • Never let them see you sweat coming to the dentist. You might have a “dental” story but they can still have a great experience even if they are unsure of their surrounding.
  • Usually by age 3 they have 20 teeth

 



Dental Insurance & Treatment

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We are asked frequently, “Will you take my insurance?” Sometimes we hear, “I would come to your office but you don’t take my insurance.”
My first thought, “Don’t get me started on insurance!”
When dental coverage plans first came on the scene roughly 50 years ago, your benefit was $1000.00 of coverage. If the insurance community had continued to keep up with inflation your benefit these days would be about $10,000.00.
Dental insurance was designed to help you “get caught up" when it came into existence in 1967, these days it helps you “stay caught up".
Some plans are better than others. Some will cost you more in premiums than they pay out in benefits. In other words, sometimes just paying cash for your routine care has an advantage and is cheaper than paying for your dental plan.
We are happy to see anyone. We can help. It is no problem for us to file any type dental plan for you. Call us today or look us up at neoshosmiles.com or on Facebook.
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