GATEWAYLITTLESMILES is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website,, for everyone. GATEWAYLITTLESMILES aims to comply with all applicable standards, including the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 up to Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). GATEWAYLITTLESMILES is proud of the efforts that we have completed and that are in-progress to ensure that our website is accessible to everyone.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to call us at 618-243-7295, 636-251-4610 or email us at and we will work with you to provide the information or service you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).

Your First Visit

No child is too young for a pediatric dental visit! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist by the age of one, and every six months after that for a regular checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Gateway Little Smiles introduces children to the concept of visiting the dentist on a regular schedule. We respect children and understand their fear and anxiety, and we try to make dental visits fun and enjoyable. Our care is gentle, considerate, and sensitive to your child’s unique personality and needs!

Your child’s first appointment will last approximately 30-60 minutes and includes an exam, dental x-rays (if needed), and time to sit down and talk with our doctors. We will discuss your child’s health history, normal growth and development of the teeth and jaw, and healthy habits to encourage at home. Please use this appointment to ask questions about your child’s oral health and how to best take care of your child’s developing teeth in between office visits.

Tell, Show, Do

Our Tell, Show, Do technique is a huge success! As you might have guessed, this technique encourages your child’s participation and interest in their appointment. Tell, Show, Do makes dental visits educational and meaningful, and inspires conversations with our dentist, hygienists, assistants, and our office team. Your child will look forward to their appointment at Gateway Little Smiles!

Scheduling an Appointment

Scheduling your child’s visit is easy! Appointments are available for returning and new patients. Simply call the office or complete the online Contact Us form. We are open extended hours and on certain Saturdays during the school year.

Health History Forms

Prior to your first visit, please fill out our Health History Form using our secure, online system. Click here to get started!

Dental Insurance

Our office accepts most PPO dental insurances and we verify coverage and file claims for you. If treatment is needed, we provide a cost estimate, so you’ll know your out-of-pocket financial responsibility. Please bring your child’s dental insurance information with you to your first appointment.

Turning 1? Time to come!

Kids who visit the dentist early grow up with healthier habits and feel more comfortable with their dentist! If your child has celebrated their first birthday, they’re ready for a visit to Gateway Little Smiles!