Patient Information

Prevention
Parents can help their children develop a lifetime of good oral health beginning with the very first tooth. Our focus on education and prevention ensures that parents are able to assist their child at home with proper oral hygiene.

Brushing and flossing
Good oral hygiene includes regular brushing and flossing. This helps remove the bacteria that cause cavities from the surface of the teeth. Start brushing as soon as the first tooth erupts into your child’s mouth. Parents should continue to brush and floss their child’s teeth until age 11 when most children with proper instruction and monitoring can begin to brush their teeth satisfactorily.

Fluoride
Fluoride is important for the development of healthy teeth. Whether your child gets it through drinking water or by supplementation, it helps with cavity prevention. By incorporating into a tooth’s outer layer, fluoride protects teeth and makes enamel more resistant to break down by bacteria, which causes decay. It’s important to determine if your home water supply contains fluoride so your child can receive its benefit.

Sealants
Sealants are a thin layer of material applied to the chewing surfaces of the posterior/back teeth and work as a barrier to prevent decay. These are commonly applied to the posterior teeth called molars when they erupt into the mouth. The application is quick and painless and can effectively protect teeth for many years.

FAQ

Why should I see a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist receives at least two to three additional years of specialty training beyond dental school. Pediatric dentists are the “pediatricians of dentistry” and focus on meeting the behavioral and developmental needs of infants, children and adolescents, including those with special healthcare needs. Our pediatric dentists are […]

First aid for dental emergencies

Fractured/Broken Tooth Locate and save any tooth fragments. Have the child rinse his/her mouth with warm water to remove any debris from the tooth. If there’s bleeding apply gauze to the area for about 10 minutes then apply cold compress to the outside area of the mouth to keep the swelling down. Call our office […]

Location

Bon Secours Pediatric Dental Associates
6900 Forest Avenue, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23230
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804-893-8715 - Patient Appointments
804-893-8692 - Residency Coordinator
804-285-1292 - Fax
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insurance information

We take most insurance plans including Anthem Accidental Dental, DeCare (Anthem Dental), Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, MetLife Dental, DentaQuest and Medicare. If a co-payment is required, we collect it at the time of your visit.

contact us

    If you have questions regarding your visit or bill, please contact us at:
    804-893-8715.

office hours

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30am-5pm

In order to provide your child with the best possible care, please bring a list of all your child’s current medications, any up-to-date medical information and your insurance card. If you need to cancel your child’s appointment, please contact us 24 hours in advance.