Pediatric Dentistry in Canton and Novi, MI

Pediatric Dentistry Exclusively for Kids

Welcome to Today’s Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Nicole Teifer serves the Metro-Detroit area as a specialist in orthodontics and is joined by Dr. Tina Puchimada as a certified specialist to perform pediatric dentistry for infants and children.

Things You Might Be Wondering as a Parent

Hover over each face to learn the answer to each question!

When should my child first see the dentist?
BEFORE your child is 1 year old or within 6 months of the first tooth erupting.
How often do I need to bring my child to the dentist?
Every 6 months
Should I use toothpaste on my child?
As soon as the first tooth appears, it is okay to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste
What are sealants and why should my child have them?
Sealants are a protective layer that covers the chewing surface of the adult molars.
My child hasn’t lost any baby teeth, should I be worried?
Most children lose their first baby tooth around age 6.
How many baby teeth are there?
20 primary (baby) teeth
When should my child have all adult teeth?
Most children lose their last baby tooth around age 12.
How many adult teeth should my child have?
32 teeth, including wisdom teeth!


In order to prevent dental problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend your child see a dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday. 

For general information on dental care for your child, download the article from the American Dental Association here.


We believe that the first visit to our office is one of the most important to establish a strong, positive foundation for a lifetime of healthy oral habits. Our staff is highly trained to provide caring, compassionate, and nurturing experiences for your child. We use child-friendly language to teach concepts like proper brushing and flossing, and do all that we can to motivate them to care for their own oral health.

Our pediatric dentistry team makes it their goal to provide positive interactions at every visit and will make sure each experience is easy and nonthreatening by getting to know your child and their personal needs. We will make this a fun experience for your child and for you. For those children who have severe anxiety or special needs which prevent them from undergoing routine dental care, our dentists offer in-office nitrous services following the proper monitoring protocols set by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Our dentists are also hospital-trained and affiliates with outpatient care facilities to provide dental treatment safely for those patients who have more complex needs and require general anesthesia.

Call (734) 454-9200 or contact us online to schedule a dental exam for your child.

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