Prevention is a key word in our practice. Early intervention plays a major role to ensure your child stays cavity free. We offer free neo natal examinations for infants up to one year. We want to educate a parent on diet, oral habits,.tooth brushing techniques, and a proper timetable for continuing care for your child. If you are armed with the knowledge to prevent decay from an early stage you will then be able to follow through on our recommendations. We encourage all parent to bring their children into the office by 6 month to one year of age.
How often should a child see the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. We will discuss with you the customized schedule that will suit your child’s needs.
Your child’s teeth - A time table
- 0-6 months
make sure you discuss with your pediatrician guidelines for fluoride supplements.
- 6 months – 2 ½ years
Visit your pediatric dentist every six months. They can educate you on proper tooth brushing techniques, nutritional advice, habit advice, and prevention ideas. The earlier you start the better your child has to keep healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.
- 2 ½ years onward
Regular six month cleanings with fluoride treatments.
Radiographs (x-rays) taken on an as needed basis.
- 6 years of age
Discuss sealants; discuss a panoramic or growth and development x-ray.
- 6 years of age
Start evaluations for orthodontic care if necessary.
- 12 years of age
Discuss sealants for permanent second molars. Continue evaluation for orthodontic care.
- 18 years
Evaluation and consultation on wisdom teeth.
Regular visits will help ensure positive attitudes towards dentistry and cavity free mouths.