Legacy Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics
3903 Jiles Road NW, Bldg. 200, Suite 210, Kennesaw, GA 30144

FAQs

When should my child first see a dentist?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child should have its first dental check-up by age one. Although there may be a few teeth erupting, studies have shown that preventative measures to reduce decay, baby bottle rot and other developmental issues can be detected early and corrected. It’s never too early for an adorable smile!

How often do I take my child for his/her dental check-up?

AAPD recommendations are that a child has a dental check-up twice a year. Some cases of tooth decay, unusual growth development or poor hygiene may require additional visits, but the doctor will review each case individually and create a proper schedule.

My child has perfect teeth, why should I take him/her to the dentist?

Many children can have decay and serious oral health conditions with few obvious symptoms. Often times it isn’t until the doctor has thoroughly examined the child, and sometimes reviewed x-rays, that these conditions are detected. Early intervention is key to the growth and development of permanent teeth and healthy gums. Dental cleanings also ensure that the prettiest of little smiles stay that way.

What can I expect at our first visit?

Expect to arrive a little early to complete necessary medical and health forms. Insurance and payment information will be required so remember to bring all insurance cards along. Most of these forms can be found on our website to download, complete and bring with you for your visit. At this first appointment, the doctor will give a thorough exam of your child’s mouth, looking for decay, potential issues with gums and jaw. If necessary, the doctor will take a few minor x-rays but only if they detect an underlying issue. For older children, the first visit can include a cleaning and fluoride treatment. Parents are encouraged to speak to the doctor and staff and ask any questions.

Are x-rays safe and does my child need them?

Most pediatric dental patients have had an x-ray by age five or six. They can prove useful when detecting serious issues such as baby bottle rot, severe decay or growth and development issues. The amount of radiation transmitted in a dental x-ray is extremely low. With modern high-speed digital technology and proper shielding, we take every step to ensure each child has a minimal radiation exposure.

What are sealants?

Sealants are a thin coat of protection added to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. They protect the grooves and areas of the teeth where decay is most likely to set in and cause a cavity. It is safe, painless and fast. Your child will even be able to eat right after the appointment. Because sealants are so successful at preventing cavities, most insurance companies now provide coverage for them. When applied well, sealants can last your child many years.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a compound of fluorine, a natural element that can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Although in the U.S. many water supplies contain fluoride, it is still considered as an additional supplement on a case-by-case basis. The dentist will review the child’s history, current oral health and determine the best course of action. Children can also benefit from fluoride in toothpaste and certain mouthwashes, and always be sure to use a product that contains the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Millkey and staff were great with my daughter! She went for her first visit to the dentist today at 20 months old. I was expecting a few tears but to my surprise she did great! Dr. Millkey took […]
Amy L.
The overall experience has been a great one for my daughter and is helping me with proper oral care as she continues to grow.
Presley T.
Dr. P is awesome! She was extremely patient and made sure my son was comfortable.
Braylon W.
My child is 3 and will go back each time by himself because the staff is so friendly and sweet to him.
Nathaniel H.
This group of women really do care about these kids an take time out to discuss the treatment with the parents an make the kids feel comfortable before the procedure…. I love this office!!!
London K.
My son’s first visit was awesome, fast and very caring staff. See you later! We saw Doctor Milky.
Cvwmdaniella B.
You guys are awesome! I always have the best experience and the staff is amazing!
Ashton S.
Staff was amazing
Liam J.
Ann was amazing with my 3 year old. She did her best to make him feel safe and secure throughout his procedure.
Jack C.
Great place for children. And to top it off, it has orthodontics as well, which means that my kids can get both done at the same location. EXTREMELY convenient.
Eliza P.
Friendly and professional my child was very happy and comfortable she is only 6 years old
Sophia A.
Quick and does a great job of easing the minds of children
Taylor C.
I love everyone that works there!
Lennon W.
My children just started coming to this dentistry and so far I love everything about it. The atmosphere is definitely kid friendly and so is the staff.
Eli A.
I love Dr. Milkey my daughter is so comfortable with her and I know she loves the kids and is concerned about their well being. Also, the staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome.
Payden R.
Dr. Millkey is wonderful, when my daughter has her tooth extracted she called to check on her. I have never had a doctor do that before.
Veronica W.
Dr. Milky is very patient. Both of my kids were afraid of dentist visits but entire staff made them feel at ease at every appointment. Now it’s not so stressful anymore and we have made […]
Sujana M.
Dr. Milkey and her staff made my son feel comfortable and provided an overall enjoyable experience. It was my 4 year olds first time at the dentist, so of course he was a little nervous. The […]
Kimberly M.
My 3 year old son always has a great experience when coming to Legacy Pediatrics. They always make him feel comfortable and at ease. He absolutely loves Dr. Milkey!
Donald B.
Good with children
Justin G.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Open every other Friday

Phone: (678) 825-6913
Fax: (770) 590-8881
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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