The best way to have a healthy mouth as an adult, is to start off with a healthy mouth as a child. We know how much you love and care for your children, and we hope to deliver a level of care that will help them have a great experience at their dental visits while promoting exceptional dental health. Unfortunately, many issues that children have with dental decay and dental infection can be avoided through careful attention and evidence-based prevention strategies. We love seeing children in our office and strive to make it a fun experience for the child and the parent.
At What Age Should My Child Have His/Her First Dental Visit?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommend that a child’s first dental visit occurs at or before 12 months of age. This often seems like a very early time for children to be seen at the dentist because they often only have a handful of teeth! However, these early visits are paramount in educating the parents on proper home care and getting the child used to the dental setting. We find that the earlier we can expose children to the dental office, the more confidence they have as they return later in life for more thorough dental care. These early visits also offer an opportunity for the dentist to identify any signs of dental malformations early on. It is always easier for the dentist to coordinate care for a child when a problem is diagnosed early on.
Much of pediatric dentistry is “preventative” in nature. It is our goal to do as little dental treatment as possible over the course of a child’s life. We offer several preventative treatments such as fluoride varnish, dental sealants, and Silver Diamine Fluoride treatments to ensure that your child has a healthy smile and mouth.