Kids Dentistry in Ballwin, MO

At Legacy Dental Care, we understand the importance of early dental care for children. Our skilled pediatric dentists are committed to delivering thorough and compassionate dental care geared exclusively for children. With an emphasis on preventative treatment and education, we try to provide positive dental experiences for children, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of good oral health.

Why Choose Legacy Dental Care for Kids Dentistry in Ballwin, MO?

Experienced Pediatric Dentists

Our team comprises skilled and experienced pediatric dentists who specialize in caring for children’s unique dental needs. With their expertise and gentle approach, we ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience for your child.

We have designed our dental clinic with children in mind, creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere to ease any anxiety or fear. Our colorful and vibrant waiting area and treatment rooms are equipped with amenities to keep children entertained and relaxed during their visit.

From essential dental check-ups and cleanings to more sophisticated procedures, we provide a comprehensive selection of services to suit children of all ages. Our services include:

  • Dental Examinations
  • Dental Cleanings and Fluoride Treatments
  • Dental Sealants
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Pediatric Crowns
  • Space Maintainers
  • Orthodontic Evaluations
We highlight the need of early intervention and preventative treatment for children’s dental health. Our dentists teach parents and children about correct oral hygiene and dietary habits to avoid dental problems and promote healthy smiles.
Legacy Dental Care believes in developing great relationships with our patients and their families. We take the time to listen to their concerns, answer any questions, and engage them in the decision-making process for their dental treatment.

Importance of Regular Dental Care for Children

Regular dental checkups throughout childhood are crucial for several reasons:
Early Detection and Prevention
Early detection of cavities and other dental issues allows for prompt intervention, preventing more serious problems down the line.
Establishing good oral hygiene routines early on sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Oral health is intimately related to overall health. Maintaining proper oral hygiene might help you avoid future health concerns.
A healthy smile promotes confidence and self-esteem, which is important for a child’s social and emotional development.

What to Expect During Your Visit at Legacy Dental Care

We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit by their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. This initial appointment focuses on establishing a positive relationship with the dentist and staff.
Here’s what you can expect:

A Warm Welcome

Our friendly staff will greet you and your child and answer any questions you may have.

A Gentle Examination

The dentist will carefully examine your child’s teeth, gums, and oral development.

Cleaning and Fluoride Treatment (if necessary)

A mild cleaning will eliminate plaque and tartar accumulation, followed by a fluoride treatment to strengthen the growing teeth.

Oral Hygiene Education

We will provide you individualized guidance on correct brushing and flossing procedures based on your child’s age and growth.

Building Trust and Comfort

Every step of the way, we’ll focus on creating a positive and comfortable experience for your child.

Schedule Your Child's Dental Appointment Today

Investing in your child’s oral health early can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Schedule an appointment with Legacy Dental Care for expert kids dentistry services tailored to your child’s needs. Our friendly team is here to provide gentle and compassionate care for your little ones. Contact us today to book your child’s dental visit.


When should my child first see a dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that your kid have their first dental appointment before their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing. Early dental checkups foster a favorable relationship with dental care and enable the early diagnosis of potential oral health disorders.

Children should visit the dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. Depending on your child’s specific requirements, the dentist may prescribe more frequent visits.

Here are some important steps you can take to promote your child’s oral health:

  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (for children under 3, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste).
  • Floss your child’s teeth daily once they have teeth that touch.
  • Limit sugary drinks and snacks.
  • Set a good example by practicing good oral hygiene yourself.

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Stephen JoinerStephen Joiner
19:54 27 Feb 24
We all know going to the dentis most of the time is avery stressful filling. Legacy Dental made my... appointments comfortable on every level. Dr.Cousins thank you and your staff for a great experience. Looking forward to my next more
Ryan J. KruppRyan J. Krupp
00:19 13 Jan 24
I think Dr. Darling deserves 10 stars, but I can only give 5. I haven’t always had the best... experiences when it has come to dental care in the past but with Dr. Darling and her staff, it has always been better than expected. I have had the misfortune of needing to contact her office twice for urgent dental concerns. Both times the doctor personally contacted me OUTSIDE OF WORK HOURS to help me. If that isn’t the greatest level of patient care, I don’t know what is. I would highly more
M. MorenoM. Moreno
15:05 03 Oct 23
Dr. Darling and the staff are always fantastic! They know are personable, kind and love their... clients. They are sinply the best around!read more
Kristi HillKristi Hill
13:04 30 Mar 23
Dr. Darling and the staff at Legacy Dental Care are fantastic! They are friendly and helpful... people! The exam and cleaning were extremely thorough. I love that they are so organized and give a lot of communication about upcoming appointments, etc. I always feel like they are on top of more
Kimberly SmithKimberly Smith
13:33 28 Mar 23
New patient at Legacy Dental and I couldn’t be more pleased! Vanessa, my dental hygienist provided... the most gentle yet effective cleaning I’ve had in years and Dr. Darling was very kind, approachable and thorough as she went over the status of previous dental work and the health of my mouth. I highly recommend their office for dental care!read more
16:24 05 Oct 22
I’m always happy with the job that Dr. Darling and the Hygienist’s do. The office staff was so... helpful and courteous to me even when I needed to reschedule some appointments. I recently had some restoration work done by Amira and the results were excellent. I really like my new smile! Thanks again Legacy more

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