Early dental visits are important for establishing good dental habits and detecting potential issues early on. Schedule your child's first dental visit today to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Proper oral hygiene practices are crucial for children's dental health. Learn more about how to care for your child's teeth and gums.
It is recommended that your child has their first dental visit by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. Early dental visits help to establish good dental habits, detect potential problems early on, and prevent dental issues in the future.
During a pediatric dental exam, the dentist will check your child's teeth, gums, and bite. They may also take x-rays if necessary. The dentist will also discuss proper brushing and flossing techniques and provide advice on oral hygiene practices to maintain good dental health.
Fluoride toothpaste is recommended for children to help prevent tooth decay. However, the amount of toothpaste used should be limited to a pea-sized amount for children under six years old and supervised brushing is important to prevent swallowing of the toothpaste.
Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars to prevent tooth decay. They are especially recommended for children who are at a higher risk of tooth decay due to their diet or hygiene habits.
Encouraging proper brushing and flossing habits, limiting sugary snacks and drinks, and regular dental check-ups are all important ways to prevent cavities in children. Dental sealants and fluoride treatments can also help to protect against tooth decay.
If your child experiences a dental emergency, such as a toothache or a knocked-out tooth, it is important to contact your pediatric dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to provide guidance on how to handle the situation and whether or not your child needs to be seen right away.
Most children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, your pediatric dentist may recommend more frequent visits if your child is at a higher risk of tooth decay or other dental issues.
It is common for children to be afraid of going to the dentist. Our Pediatric dentists are trained to work with children and create a comfortable and welcoming environment. They may also use techniques such as sedation to help calm anxious children during dental procedures.
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