Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric Dentist Grayson

We see a dentist. What makes a pediatric dentist so special?

A pediatric dentist has two to three years of specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to caring for children only.

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Dr. Tabitha Efobi has had years of specialized training, allowing her to learn special skills and techniques to care for children. The comprehensive, in-depth knowledge and experience allow Dr. Efobi to focus on specific growth and developmental needs surrounding children. Our team at Grace Pediatric Dental Care has tools and equipment that are perfectly suited for kids and creates an atmosphere that is exciting, educational, and fun!

What safety measures are you taking to see patients in the presence of a pandemic?

Our safety protocols go above and beyond what the state and federal guidelines recommend. Please click here to see a full list of our safety protocols.

Who is the best pediatric dentist in Grayson?

Grace Pediatric Dental Care of Grayson offers comprehensive dental solutions to maintain your child’s optimal oral health. Contact our office for more information.

My child just has baby teeth.  Why do they need to be treated? Why does my child need a check-up?

Baby teeth matter.  Yes, it is true they will eventually fall out but did you know that, on average, the final baby teeth don’t fall out until age 12?  Baby teeth are important to a child’s self esteem, and aid in chewing, speaking, and help in the growth and development of the jaw.  Routine check-ups and following through with treatment recommendations are vital to making sure that your child is able to go through their day to day life comfortably.  

When should I take my child to the dentist?

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday. Here at Grace Pediatric Dental Care we would love to be part of your child’s 1st year celebrations!

Do you accept new patients?

Grayson, GA pediatric dentist welcomes new patients. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for your child.

What are dental sealants? 

We may recommend the use of dental sealants for some patients. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Studies have shown that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay, especially in children.

How can I get my child(ren) to brush and floss their teeth? 

Maintain a regular dental hygiene routine. Allow your child to choose aspects of their routine like toothpaste flavor and toothbrush color. Dental hygiene apps, a reward system, and family brushing time can also help.

What services does a pediatric dentist offer? 

Pediatric dentists offer preventive services, dental habit counseling, and restorative services for tooth decay.

What is the benefit of taking my child to a pediatric dentist rather than a general dentist? 

A pediatric dentist may have more experience and focused knowledge in assisting children.

How often should my child visit the dentist? 

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling regular dental checkups approximately every six months. However, we might recommend more frequent or fewer visits, depending on a child’s oral health needs and risk factors. Contact Grace Pediatric Dental Care of Grayson for more information or to schedule an appointment.

At what age should my child start visiting the dentist?

Children should begin visiting the dentist 6 months after their first tooth erupts, but no later than their first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

When do baby teeth start falling out? 

Baby teeth begin to loosen and fall out around the age of 6, but this can vary. Contact Grace Pediatric Dental Care of Grayson for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Does a cavity on my child’s baby tooth need to be treated even though it is going to fall out? 

Untreated cavities can lead to more serious dental problems if left untreated for too long.