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01/07/2016
By: Amber B.
Children's Dentistry of Knoxville
I love Children's dentistry of Knoxville. They cater to the children and provide an amazing experience. My little girl won't exactly sit still and they are always patient, caring, and understanding.
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06/25/2015
By: Carol J.
Pillion & Smith Pediatric Dental Associates
This place is the worst they had seen my son before for a cleaning and when I took him for a cavity they made us sit in a over crowded waiting room for over an hour. When they took him back they acted like he was a new patient and didn't do anything. The ladies that do the teeth cleanings are very unfriendly and rude. Will not go back.
10/30/2014
By: Ash W.
Bearden Pediatric Dentistry
We've had issues in the past with Dr evans (the dentist) giving out information that contradicts the American Dental Association regarding breastfeeding, but today my husband informed her of my daughter's sensory issues and that she doesn't like her face messed with and the dentist physically restrained her (anyone wrote working with sensory kids knows you do NOT restrain them unless it's life or death and you hurry the hell up if you do have to) while she took more than 15 minutes to brush her teeth VERY roughly while chit chatting with my husband (all the time our daughter was screaming her head off) and kept sternly telling her to stop screaming and stop spitting. Then told my husband to not give her any juice in her water at all (completely contradicting the information she'd given us previously-and again sensory child she can't taste or sense the water at all without any flavoring in it, it feels like drinking air to her) When I called to complain the office manager said that they talk to all the parents and that there's nothing wrong with the way the dentist handled my child-that they deal with sensory children all the time and "that's just how they are" . My daughter can't stop crying and clinging to my husband and won't open her mouth for anything even though she's never had an issue letting us brush her teeth before.
06/18/2013
By: katie.may.771
Pillion & Smith Pediatric Dental Associates
BEWARE!!! STAY AWAY!! We were taken for a ride by this dentist and staff. My son needed to have routine fillings. While in the back, they rendered other services I was unaware of. I am his mother, legal guardian, and should have been asked beforehand but was NOT! My insurance company(which is excellent) was also not contacted prior to see if said procedures were covered. They weren't covered, so my husband tried calling to resolve the matter with Dr. Pillion's office but it was like talking to a block wall. We wound up paying a bill that should have never been. Money out of pocket on procedures that were unauthorized. That should NOT happen. I have never written a review on anything before, but I truly hope this helps you in deciding on a dentist for your child. I just wanted you to know how they run their practice, conduct business and get their 'little bonus'. Please think twice before going here.
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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