The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends children start going to the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth. We recommend oral health exams twice a year, preferably during your child’s bi-annual teeth cleaning.
Education is a priority. We want to make sure you and your child learns the importance of practicing daily oral hygiene. Our trained staff will show your child how to brush and floss properly and discuss proper nutrition.
Our professional dental hygienists or your dentist will perform your child’s cleanings. They use a special toothbrush to loosen and remove deposits such as stains and plaque from teeth. We also make regularly scheduled cleanings a time of discovery as our team demonstrates tell, show, and do with your child. We recommend special preventative treatments, such as fluoride and sealants that will benefit your child’s oral health.
During the exam, our pediatric dentist will check your child’s teeth, lips, tongue, hard and soft tissues, and bite. As well as look for any abnormalities that may generate problems as your child grows. That includes examining primary or “baby teeth” and any adult teeth that may be coming in. Our pediatric dentists and trained staff will explain all of the findings and let you know if your child needs follow-up treatment.
We will take X-rays only when necessary to help identify cavities or other abnormalities. If your child has any decay, our pediatric dentists will recommend the appropriate treatment options.
At the end of the appointment, your child will be able to pick a prize to take home. Just a way to reward kids and show how proud we are to have them as part of the family.