We enjoy seeing kids of all ages.
The American Dental Association recommends a child’s first dental visit to be around age one. At the first few visits we answer your questions about the care of your child’s teeth and review the recommended do’s and don’ts and demonstrate techniques to gain cooperation from the active tikes. We will do a lap to lap exam and apply fluoride varnish.
As your child starts to feel more comfortable in our office, we move on to doing a thorough cleaning and eventually x-rays. We recommend that your child be seen twice per year for cleanings and fluoride and when they are about 3 to 4 years old for x-rays to determine if there is any decay between their baby molars.
How to Keep your Child's Teeth Healthy
- Most kids have all 20 of their primary teeth by age 3.
- No fluoridated toothpaste until your child is 3 years of age when they can rinse and spit out the excess toothpaste.
- Use only a small smear of toothpaste when brushing.
- Drink at least 2 cups of fluoridated water per day and brushing twice per day with a fluoridated toothpaste will provide you and your child enough fluoride to keep yours and their teeth strong and healthy.
In some instances it is best for a child to be seen by a pedodontist who specializes in treating kids who may be extremely fearful or for kids who needs more complex treatment. We work with several excellent pedodontist in our area and will seek out their expertise if it is in the best interest of your child.
Early care and education builds good habits and prevents future dental problems from occurring. We make every effort to keep your child’s experience with us a successful one and we believe we get the best cooperation with positive reinforcement and of course a special prize from our toy tower!