Your child will build a lifetime of good oral habits by visiting the dentist at an early age. During your first visit, we'll introduce you and your kid to our dental team and office, creating an enjoyable and informative experience.
After the dentist-patient introduction, we'll perform a comprehensive examination. Since X-rays aren't part of a routine exam, we'll take them when necessary, using our state-of-the-art digital system to see how facial bones and teeth are developing and to find hidden decay.
If your child's teeth don't have any visible problems, we'll perform a dental cleaning and apply a pleasant-tasting fluoride treatment. In addition, we'll provide valuable oral hygiene instructions about brushing, flossing, using fluoride at home, etc. Our dentists will answer any questions and discuss the development of proper dental habits and nutrition. As parents, you play a leading role in keeping your child's smile bright and healthy.
If your child is over the age of three, we ask that you allow our staff to keep them company during the dental visit, as we are all highly trained to help children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is normal and fleeting in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child experiences this problem.
Studies and our extensive experience have shown that most children over three react positively when they live the dental visit on their own and in a kid-friendly environment. We'll be happy to answer any questions concerning your child's particular needs.
There are several things you can do to help your child enjoy their dental visit:
We strive to make every visit to our office a fun one!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child when they turn one.
A dental home is another place parents can turn to aside from the emergency room.
When you take your child to the dentist at age one, the staff will introduce you to the dental office, creating a pleasant and smooth first visit. During this time, we put emphasis on assessing your kid's oral health. We can manage caries (tooth decay) or developmental disturbances early. We may also apply a fluoride varnish to counteract signs of cavities on newly erupted teeth.
Clinical Examination by Age One
Caries Risk Assessment
Diet Counseling for Infants
Oral Home Care for Infants