Pediatric Dental Exams

Pediatric Dental Exams

What to expect during your child's visit

Make your smile last a lifetime.

Oral health can be directly linked to overall health. Monitoring the health of your child’s mouth is crucial to a happy healthy childhood.

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Why are routine dental exams & cleanings important for your kid?

Begin teaching them the importance of tooth care early on.

Catch potential issues before they become major problems.

Comprehensive cleaning all of the debris, bacteria, and deposits that could result in periodontal issues (like gum disease).

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The LegacyDifference

Family first!

Almost all of our team at Legacy Family Dental Dublin have children as well – we know the importance of not only making sure the kid is comfortable but the parents too!

Preventative Care

With daily brushing & flossing alongside regular cleanings, we focus on preventing complicated issues like gum disease and major tartar buildup that can be more painful to remove.

25+ Years of Combined Experience in the Dublin, OH Area

You’re in expert hands with Dr. Mariani, Dr. Shah, and Dr. Place – settle in and let us take it from here!

Comfortable Environment

From comfortable dentist chairs to a family-focused team, our offices are inviting, warm, and friendly in Dublin, OH.

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How to prepare your
child for their first visit

We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you!

Here are our favorite tips:

  • Take your child for a “preview” of our office.
  • Read books with them about going to the dentist.
  • Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit.
  • Speak positively about your own dental experiences.

What to expect at the first exam

It’s not as scary as it seems! We’ll make sure your child is comfortable and gently perform an exam.

  • Examine their mouth, teeth and gums.
  • Evaluate habits like thumb sucking.
  • Check to see if they need fluoride.
  • Teach them about cleaning teeth and gums.
  • Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.


What does your smile need today?

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Questions &Answers

What do you need to know about pediatric exams?

Your kid’s smile is unique – which is why we’ll take the time to build the best care path for them.

What can I expect during my child's routine exam?

Every exam and cleaning could include: brushing, flossing, polishing, gentle plaque & tarter removal, and more! It depends on their unique smile.

What age should I start bringing in my child for exams?

Great question! At Legacy Family Dental we introduce your child to their first dental appointment starting at age three. Of course if there are any questions or concerns, we can schedule an exam sooner.

Why aren't brushing and flossing at home enough?

Daily brushing and flossing helps prevent plaque buildup, but there may be some areas that your floss and toothbrush can’t reach.

How many times a year should my child get a cleaning and exam?

Early detection of dental diseases matter! Starting the habits of routine care early is best!

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