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NEW PATIENTS

New Patients Make Us Smile

We don’t just make good impressions, we make lifelong bonds! We can’t wait to meet you and your family.

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What to Expect from Mini Molars

At Mini Molars, we remember what it’s like to be small and skeptical of the dentist’s chair. That’s why Dr. Abbey Elson goes the extra mile to create positive experiences that help kids feel confident – about the dentist and their smile. Making your mini feel warm and welcome is our top priority, which means you can expect lots of laughs!

Preparing for Your First Visit

It’s common for kids – and parents – to be nervous about meeting a new dentist or having a first appointment. Sadly, many adults have had negative experiences in a dentist’s office, and we know how distressing that can be. As a parent, you can rest assured the Mini Molars team is here to support you AND your child every step of the way!

 

As a parent, your mood sets the stage, and you can have such a powerful, positive impact on how your child views dental appointments. Help build excitement and maintain an upbeat tone when answering your child’s questions about the upcoming visit.

 

Here are a few tips for your first visit:

 

  • When prepping your kiddo, remember that less is more – share a few fun and positive aspects of seeing the dentist, but leave the rest up to us! We're experts in teaching your child.

  • Bring reinforcements – if your child wants to bring their favorite teddy bear or doll for comfort, we say, “The more the merrier!”

  • Schedule for success - early morning appointments are best for young children

  • Take a tour of the office first – we’d love to have you!

  • Be sure to fill out new patient forms before your visit. These will be sent to you before your visit.

Pediatric Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should my child have their first dental visit?
    We recommend taking your child to the dentist within 6 months of getting their first tooth or by their first birthday!
  • How often does my child need to see the dentist?
    Generally, we recommend a checkup every six months. Once we get to know your child better, we can help you understand whether they have any unique needs.
  • What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
    You can think of pediatric dentists as the pediatricians of dentistry. Pediatric dentists have several years of specialty training in addition to dental school, and they are qualified to provide care from infancy through adolescence, including children with special needs.
  • Are sucking habits like pacifiers and thumbs harmful to my child’s teeth?
    Sucking habits are common and can cause changes to the position of the teeth and shape of the jaw. We encourage the elimination of all habits before three years old. Children often stop these habits on their own, but we can help you with cessation strategies and mouth appliances if needed.
  • When do baby teeth come in and fall out?
    Every child is different, but the first tooth usually appears around 6 months old. By the time they are 2.5 - 3 years old, your child should have 20 baby teeth. Adult molars start coming in around the age of 6. Children tend to lose their first baby tooth between 6 and 7 years old, and most kids have lost their last baby tooth by age 12. There is a lot of variation, so don’t worry if your child’s timeline doesn’t match this exactly!
  • What should I bring for my child’s first visit?
    For your first visit, please remember to bring: the New Patient form, proof of insurance, a photo ID, and your child’s favorite stuffed buddy or toy!
  • What insurance do you accept?
    We’re insurance-friendly and file most major insurances. If you have questions about your coverage, please don’t hesitate to call us at (470) 299-0131.
  • What if I don't have insurance?
    No worries! We have membership plan options for your family. Just call our office at 470.299.0131 to learn more.
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Visit Us

The friendly Mini Molars team is here to help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy! We do everything from exams to extractions with a warm, gentle approach. Best of all, we take the time to ensure every child feels safe in the chair and proud of their beautiful smile.

Hours

Mon - Thurs

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday

Closed

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