Patient Information

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Patient Information

Appointments

Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Please note that our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas

For your convenience, we offer the following methods to schedule your child's appointments:

  • Online scheduling: To request appointment availability, please click here to fill out the form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your child's appointment
  • Call our office at 804-215-8600

The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly exams and cleanings. Some people may need more frequent check-ups based on their dental needs. After your child's first exam, we’ll be able to determine the best frequency for their dental health.

Please call our office at least 24 hours in advance of your child's appointment. We’ll work with you to help you find another date that fits your schedule.

We understand that unforeseen situations may arise that are out of our control. If you miss an appointment, please call our offices to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.

If your child is in pain or in an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see them within 24 hours.

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Have a specific question?

Do you have a question not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions section? Send an email with your question and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Treatments

Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry provides pediatric, cosmetic and restorative dental services. Please click on our Services tab for more details.

We will conduct a thorough examination during your child's first visit to determine the best course of action to achieve dental health and your child's goals.

We will:

  • Take full mouth X-Rays to identify any current problems and to use it as a baseline on future visits to detect early signs of problems. 
  • Assess gum condition and health.
  • Examine teeth for cavities and condition of old dental restorations.
  • Perform a head and neck exam, including salivary glands and lymph nodes, for swelling or other abnormalities.
  • Screen for oral cancer and TMJ (jaw joint).
  • Clean and polish your child's teeth.

Many health conditions are indicated in the mouth and can affect oral health, so your child's medical information is very important in diagnosing issues with your teeth, gums, and mouth.

Fillings can last for many years, but over time they wear down, discolor, crack and sometimes fall out. Early detection of problems with fillings can help your child avoid getting cavities under the filling and causing more serious decay. Let us know if they’re experiencing any pain. We’ll check your child's fillings at every visit to determine if any need to be replaced.

Absolutely. Dental X-Rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools. Many oral conditions occur between teeth or under the gums or bones, undetectable by the human eye, and may have no early signs or symptoms. Left untreated, these conditions can create serious dental and general health problems, including loss of teeth and heart problems. Early detection with X-Rays can make treatment much less painful, faster, and less expensive. The American Dental Association recommends bitewing radiographs ~12 months depending on the patient’s caries risk. We follow the ALARA principle to obtain radiographic information keeping in mind that we want to keep patient’s exposure as low as reasonably achievable

Financial

Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry offers several payment options:

  • Cash, check or credit card at time of service
  • Payment plans – For major treatments, we will work with you to develop a payment plan.
  • Insurance – For your convenience, we will submit your insurance claims.

If you have insurance through one of our approved providers, only your estimated portion of the fees will be required at the time of service. 

If you do not have insurance, we will require payment at the time of service or as specified in your payment plan.

Yes, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office to verify your insurance is one of our accepted providers.

We are pleased to accept CareCredit, a medical credit card that can be used for dental health expenses. For more information, please ask our staff or visit the website at www.CareCredit.com.

Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry also offers financing options through Lending Club with APR as low as 0%.

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Request Your Appointment Today!

At Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry, we make it convenient to plan your visit. Click the link to request an appointment time that fits your busy schedule. We can't wait to see you!