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 Family Dental Care in Shiloh and O'Fallon

Nothing lights up your world like your child's smile and, as a parent, you want that beautiful smile to be as healthy and bright as possible. The Shiloh family dentists at Park Place Dental Group are happy to see patients from O'Fallon as well, and understand that you want what's best for your child. We're committed to helping kids have positive experiences at the dentist to get them off on a great start to lifelong oral health.

When Should I Take My Child to a Family Dentist for the First Time?

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when it comes to your child's oral health is putting off the first visit to the dentist for too long. Our family dentist sees children as young as 2 years of age. We believe that regular dental screenings during early childhood are the key to catching problems early and promoting good oral hygiene habits throughout life. That said, if your child is older and hasn't been to the dentist yet, it is never too late to schedule that first appointment.

How Can I Help My Child Prepare for the First Visit?

There are many ways that you can help your child get ready to visit the dentist for the first time. Read picture books and tell your child what it is like when you go to your family dentist. You can also put your child at ease by scheduling an introduction appointment, so that your child can get acclimated to the surroundings in the office. At Park Place Dental, our Shiloh and O'Fallon family dentists spend the intro visit discussing oral hygiene with you and doing a very gentle, brief examination of your child’s oral health. After the visit, your child gets a colorful tie-dye t-shirt to remember the special first trip, and has a chance to pick a prize from our treasure chest.

Do I Have to Have Insurance to Take My Child to the Dentist?

Absolutely not! Park Place Dental does work with many dental insurance companies, but we also accept major credit cards, cash and checks for payment. We'll work with you to help you afford the cost of the visit.

Welcoming, Family-Friendly Oral Health Care

It’s important to find a family dentist with the right experience, but you should choose a dentist that goes out of the way to make children feel at ease. Our family-friendly dental office has Wii, XBox 360 and PS2 gaming systems in our lobby to help kids have fun and relax before they visit the operatory. We also have cable television available for children to watch with noise-canceling headphones to drown out the sounds of the equipment that can frighten little ones. Our lobby even has Starbucks coffee for you to sip, just in case you need a little help relaxing before your child sits in the chair. These little touches all foster an environment where your whole family can feel at home and at ease.

The entire team at Park Place Dental Group would love to make your family part of our family. We have happily served the Shiloh and O'Fallon area for 16 years and have treated multiple generations of many families in the area. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment at our Shiloh family dentistry office.