Nurturing your child’s oral health journey
Let us be a part of your child’s oral health journey:
- State-of-the-art technology to ensure effective, gentle care
- Personalized attention from our friendly, experienced team
- A kid-friendly atmosphere with special amenities like sunglasses, ceiling TVs, and headphones
- A strong emphasis on patient education and positive dental habits
“Happy Visits” for our youngest patients
Even before the first tooth emerges, good oral care is essential. Our “Happy Visits” allow parents to discuss their baby’s oral care and get a gentle evaluation of the child’s mouth. It’s the perfect introduction to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Family appointments for convenience
Balancing your family’s appointments can be challenging. We offer simultaneous scheduling for parents and children so you can take care of everyone’s care on the same day! We love treating the entire family and our goal is to make maintaining oral health seamless and stress-free.
Essential children’s dental treatments
- Routine check-ups: Build strong habits for life. Bring your child in twice a year for a cleaning.
- Sports Mouthguards: Protect your child’s smile during their favorite activities with our custom-fit sports mouthguards.
- Dental Sealants: A simple and effective preventive measure to guard against cavities.
- Frenectomies: A safe procedure to correct issues with the frenulum that can impact speech or feeding.
Emergency care for kids
Dental emergencies can be stressful, especially for children. We’re here to provide swift, compassionate care for your little one’s urgent dental needs. Same-day care is available — call us now at (417) 581-3600.
Join the Excel Membership Plan ($365/Year)
No insurance? Our individual and family membership plans include:
- 2 professional dental cleanings and exams
- 2 oral cancer and periodontal screenings
- Any needed X-rays
- 1 emergency exam, as needed
- 2 fluoride treatments
- 10% off other treatments (some exclusions may apply)
As a fee-for-service, out-of-network provider you can expect the highest-quality personalized care. For those with insurance, we’re happy to complete the paperwork and submit it to insurance on your behalf.
FAQ about children’s dentistry
Why are baby teeth important?
Even though they’re temporary, baby teeth play a crucial role in your child’s oral development. They help children chew properly, assist in speech development, and save space for the permanent teeth that follow. Early loss of baby teeth due to decay or other issues can lead to later crowding problems with permanent teeth.
How can I prevent cavities in my child's teeth?
Proper oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental check-ups are key to preventing cavities. Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and consider preventive treatments such as dental sealants for additional protection.
When should I bring my child for their first dental visit?
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that a child’s first dental visit should be scheduled shortly after their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. At Excel Dental, we agree with this recommendation. Our ‘Happy Visits’ for infants and toddlers provide an opportunity for our dentists to evaluate your child’s oral health early on, while also giving you guidance on how to establish good oral care habits for your little one right from the start.
Dr. Davis is the best and most wonderful dentist I’ve ever had! I appreciate her dedication, caring, and knowledgeable professionalism, not only from her but also from her entire staff. What an amazing team!
Excel Dental is by far the best dentist office I have ever been to. It has state-of-the-art technology. My crowns were made on the spot that day. I am extremely pleased with them!
So happy to have found Excel! Dr. Davis is one of the few American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry members in the area. They truly care about their patients and providing the right care.