6729 Lake Rd,
Windsor, WI 53598

Caring Pediatric Dentist in Windsor, WI

For Baby Teeth Maintenance & Cleanings

A child’s first visit to the dentist is a new, exciting experience. The Windsor Family Dental team understands a child’s personality and attitude are always changing – don’t be embarrassed if your child is uncooperative in the dentist’s office. Our pediatric dentists and hygienists are experienced in working gently with kids. If you’re feeling nervous about your child’s first dentist visit, try these “first visit” tips:

  • Play dentist at home! Have your child lay their head in your lap when you are brushing and flossing their teeth. This is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about how easy it will be to visit the dentist!
  • Explain that we have a special light to help us see, a little squirter for water to rinse everything off, and a special tiny vacuum named "Mr. Thirsty" who likes to drink up all the water! Keep your sessions short and fun!
  • Take your child for a “preview” of the office.
  • Read books with them about going to the dentist.
  • Speak positively about your own dental experiences.
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What to Expect at Your Child’s Appointment

To prepare your child for their dentist appointment, it’s important to review what the dentist will be doing during the visit:

  • Examining the child’s mouth, teeth, and gums
  • Evaluating any adverse habits like thumb sucking
  • Completing an X-ray to reveal decay and check the progress of permanent teeth under the gums
  • Reviewing if the child needs fluoride.
  • Reviewing with you and your child how to clean teeth and gums
  • Suggesting a schedule for regular dentist visits
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At what age should a child go to the dentist?

The first dental visit should be between six months and one year, or around the time they develop their first tooth. The first dental visit is usually short and involves an examination only. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. For older children, you may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit to allow a relationship to be built between your child and your dentist.

To schedule your child’s first dentist appointment, contact our office. We accept new patients of all ages. 

Preventive Dental Care for Kids

Tooth decay and children don’t have to go hand in hand. Windsor Family Dental is most concerned with all aspects of preventive care.

Teeth Cleanings

Regular teeth cleanings for kids are critical to maintaining optimal oral health. By receiving the recommended two cleanings per year, children can avoid plaque buildup and the risk of cavities and gum disease. Routine teeth cleanings help instill good oral hygiene habits early, leading to a lifestyle of regular oral care and healthy teeth and gums. Windsor Family Dental prioritizes your child's comfort during teeth cleanings, making each visit a positive and stress-free experience.

Dental Sealants for Molars & Premolars

We use modern dental sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Dental sealants involve bonding plastics to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we set the stage for your child to have a lifetime of good oral health.

How Kids Can Prevent Cavities

Cavities are common in a child’s teeth, but they don’t have to be. Cavities are typically due to a sugary diet and a lack of brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly can help prevent cavities in children.

Tips for Cavity Prevention:

  • Limit the frequency of meals and snacks
  • Try to only drink water outside of mealtime and do not sip on milk, juice or sugary drinks.
  • Encourage brushing, flossing, and rinsing
  • Watch your child’s sugar intake. And don't forget to rinse off those sugar bugs when they do have sugary food or drinks.
  • Avoid giving your child sticky foods
  • Make treats part of meals
  • Choose nutritious snacks

Timeline for Baby Teeth

Understanding whether your child is on the right track with their baby teeth can help you feel at ease. While no two children are the same, we can provide an approximate timeline for your child’s tooth growth.

A baby begins teething about two or three months old, and typically around six months, the primary teeth begin to erupt. An infant's tooth eruption is usually symmetrical, with the lower teeth erupting before the uppers, starting with the two bottom front teeth, occurring at about 6-8 months old. Next are the 4 upper front teeth, and then the remaining front teeth will appear periodically. They’ll usually appear in pairs along the jaw until the child is about 2 ½ years old. At around 2 ½ years old, your child should have all 20 teeth.

Between the ages of 5 and 6, the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt. Some permanent teeth will replace baby teeth, and some won’t. Don’t worry if some teeth are early or late – all children are different.

Baby teeth are important – they hold the space, and their roots provide a track for permanent teeth to erupt in the proper position. It’s important to help your child maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene.

Contact our office to schedule a visit with a preventative dentist for children. We regularly serve patients out of Dane County and Columbia County in cities like Windsor, DeForestArlingtonWaunakee, Sun Prairie, Madison and the surrounding areas.

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See why people have been coming back to us for over 45 years

Ann B.

I always enjoy my teeth cleaning with Emily. You can tell from her attitude that she really cares about her patients. She really is the best. Everyone is helpful at Windsor Family Dental. I highly recommend them.

Nick Z.

Dana, my hygienist, did a fantastic job. With over 25 years of experience, she skillfully engaged in conversation with me while working on my teeth, making the cleaning process pleasant and comfortable. I also had the pleasure of meeting Kristi, Dr. DeMatthew's assistant, who was friendly and personable. Dr. DeMatthew herself was articulate in explaining the details of my dental health, making sure I understood everything clearly. Overall, my experience at Windsor Family Dental was wonderful, and I highly recommend Dr. DeMatthew and her staff.

Kaci K.

I had to switch dental clinics because of insurance reasons and I am happy to have landed at Windsor Family Dental. The staff here is great and I love Dr. Zhao, she addressed a concern that I’ve had for years and put my mind at ease. Everyone made me feel comfortable and after my visit my lifelong dread of dental appointments has vanished.

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Adult (14 years & older)

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2 Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

Child (13 years & under)

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2 Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

Perio - 3x per year

$67/moSave $663


3 Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

Perio - 4x per year

$82/moSave $689


4 Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings

2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

One-time enrollment fee of $99 for existing patients, new patients $149. Enrollment fee waived under annual membership option.

THIS IS NOT DENTAL INSURANCE. Cannot be combined with other insurance or discount plans. Membership plan is specific to one person and cannot be transferred. Covered services not used within the specified time period will not be carried over or transferred. Services will be provided at this location only. Membership plan will auto-renew each year on the renewal date. If a patient presents with periodontal infection, a personalized treatment plan will be presented at an additional cost. The perio plan is strictly for preventive maintenance care.