Serving Paragould and the Surrounding Areas
Pediatric dentists Dr. Katie Hiegert and Dr. Aaron Hiegert are excited to welcome you to Northeast Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry in Paragould, AR. We strive to provide a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable experience to every child and parent, every time they visit. It is our goal to make your time with us a positive experience.
We aim to educate children and parents on the importance of proper dental hygiene to help prevent future dental issues. Parents are welcome to stay with their children throughout the visit.
Meet Pediatric Dentists
Dr. Hiegert & Dr. Hiegert
Dr. Katie Hiegert and Dr. Aaron Hiegert know a lot about working together. Not only have they been married for nearly 10 years, but they also work together to raise three beautiful children. The years of experience they have being pediatric dentists and parents make them the perfect team to care for your child’s dental health.
Drs. Katie and Aaron Hiegert strive to make every appointment your child has a fun and enjoyable experience that they want to come back to. With their experience in dentistry and parenting, they will make your child feel at home and welcome as soon as they set foot in the office.
When is the best time to visit the dentist?
Any time is the best time to visit the dentist…not just ‘tooth hurty’. 😂 In all seriousness, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should visit the dentist and establish a Dental Home by his/her 1st birthday, which is roughly six months after the first tooth erupts.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive if you convey a positive attitude. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. This is done by telling the child what will be done, showing how it will be done, and finally, the dentist will complete the task. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill, or hurt. Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.