Mitten Kids Dentistry aims to provide the highest level of pediatric dental care for kids of all ages⎼whatever their needs⎼in a fun, positive, and safe environment.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is the specialist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, preteens, and teenagers, all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior; guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems.
Benefits of a Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric dentists are trained to provide the most up-to-date- and thorough treatment for a variety of children’s dental needs. They are qualified to treat special patients who may have emotional, physical, or mental handicaps.
Our Dental Approach
1. Age 1
Our goal at Mitten Kids Dentistry is to see every child by age 1. Here, they will learn that regular checkups rate somewhere between going to the beach and birthday parties! We teach children with a method called “tell-show-do.” We are honest with our young patients, instilling trust between our doctors, our experience team, and your child. This gives your child a vested interest in their own oral health, which we think is quite important. Oh, and if your child is a year and a half, 3 years, or older, no worries! It’s never too late to get started. We love children of all ages.
2. Parental Involvement
We need your help. Your child needs your help. Dentistry doesn’t just happen at Mitten KIds, it happens at home. We;ll work together to develop the best plan to take care of your child’s teeth. Parents are welcome to attend appointments, but soon your child will be ready to do it on their own. Independence in a child is one of the things we value most here. While you sit back and wait comfortably in front (enjoying the coffee and WiFi), we’ll be teaching your kids how to properly care for their teeth. Afterwards, we’ll share those lessons with you so we’re all on the same page when it comes to keeping your child healthy and happy.
3. Communication is Key
We believe communication between doctor, staff, parents, and children is essential. We’re always here to answer your questions. Ask away, anything is fair game! Whether it’s related to your child’s growth and development, if they need braces, if they have cavities, why they get cavities, or why Dr. Brett, Dr. Grady, and Dr. Alex are the best pediatric dentists, we’ll do our best to deliver the answers in an easy, fun, simple, and positive manner.
4. Any Child. Any Need.
We pride ourselves in being able to serve any child, no matter their needs. Medically compromised? Special needs? Scared of the dentist or new places? Doesn’t matter. We’ll work with you and your child to deliver the best care.
We’ll get together at least every 6 months to make sure your child is staying healthy. Oh, and don’t be at all surprised if your child starts looking forward to dental check ups…crazier things have happened!
To learn more about our Grand Rapids dentists at Mitten Kids Dentistry, Dr. Brett, Dr. Grady, and Dr. Alex, or to request an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 616.942.9840.