Questions & Answers

This page is dedicated to helping you find answers concerning your child’s oral health and Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville.

Scroll through our Q & A to learn more about our practice and the answers you may be hoping to find. More than likely, someone else has wondered about that as well, so feel free to submit your own! You may do so on our Submit a Question page.

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Where is your office located?

Our office is located at 555 Second Avenue, Building E-202 in Collegeville, PA. You may also find this information on our Hours and Directions page with a Google Map function set to give you directions right to our front door!

Does your office have quiet rooms?

Our office does have a quiet room. It’s the perfect place to take your child prior to their checkup or procedure. This will help keep them relaxed and make sure they’re well prepared to have a pleasant experience.

What are the hours of operation for Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville?

The hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00pm Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00pm

What age should I take my child to the pediatric dentist?

Your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears. Or no later than his or her first birthday. A checkup every six months is recommended in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.

When should I begin to use fluoride toothpaste?

The sooner the better! Starting at the first sign of a tooth, you should clean your child’s gum and tooth with a very tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste twice daily with an aged appropriate soft brush. Once children are 3 years old and can spit out the toothpaste, then the amount should be increased to a pea sized dollop. You should also perform or assist your child’s tooth-brushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their own teeth effectively.

How do I make my child’s diet beneficial for their teeth?

Make sure your child has a balanced diet, including fruits and vegetables, dairy, and meat and fish. Limiting sugars and starches will also aid in protecting your child’s teeth from decay. Avoid sticky foods such as fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups, and even gummy vitamins. Encourage plenty of water throughout the day and avoid soft drinks and sports drinks!

How do dental sealants work?

Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on the chewing surface of the back adult molars. This shuts outs food particles that could get caught in the teeth causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable and a great way to prevent cavities for many years.

What can I do to protect my child’s teeth during sporting events?

Soft mouth guards can be used to protect a child’s teeth, lips, cheek, and gums from sports related injuries – even providing protection from sever injuries to the head!

About Us


Where is your office located?

Our office is located at 555 Second Avenue, Building E-202 in Collegeville, PA. You may also find this information on our Hours and Directions page with a Google Map function set to give you directions right to our front door!

Does your office have quiet rooms?

Our office does have a quiet room. It’s the perfect place to take your child prior to their checkup or procedure. This will help keep them relaxed and make sure they’re well prepared to have a pleasant experience.

What are the hours of operation for Pediatric Dentistry of Collegeville?

The hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00pm Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00pm

Oral Health


What age should I take my child to the pediatric dentist?

Your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears. Or no later than his or her first birthday. A checkup every six months is recommended in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.

When should I begin to use fluoride toothpaste?

The sooner the better! Starting at the first sign of a tooth, you should clean your child’s gum and tooth with a very tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste twice daily with an aged appropriate soft brush. Once children are 3 years old and can spit out the toothpaste, then the amount should be increased to a pea sized dollop. You should also perform or assist your child’s tooth-brushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their own teeth effectively.

How do I make my child’s diet beneficial for their teeth?

Make sure your child has a balanced diet, including fruits and vegetables, dairy, and meat and fish. Limiting sugars and starches will also aid in protecting your child’s teeth from decay. Avoid sticky foods such as fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups, and even gummy vitamins. Encourage plenty of water throughout the day and avoid soft drinks and sports drinks!

How do dental sealants work?

Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on the chewing surface of the back adult molars. This shuts outs food particles that could get caught in the teeth causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable and a great way to prevent cavities for many years.

What can I do to protect my child’s teeth during sporting events?

Soft mouth guards can be used to protect a child’s teeth, lips, cheek, and gums from sports related injuries – even providing protection from sever injuries to the head!