Maintaining good oral health begins at birth. Newborn and infant gums should be cleaned with a soft cloth and water, especially after a bottle or nursing and before bed. As soon as the teeth begin to appear, until the age of 2, brush twice daily using fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. For the 2-5 year old, dispense a “pea-size” amount of toothpaste and assist with your child’s tooth brushing. Young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively and therefore it is important for parents to assist and model proper brushing techniques.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child be seen by a pediatric dentist by the time their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday. Our experience shows that when a child begins dental visits at a young age they are more at home in our office and are more likely to stay on a path to a lifetime of optimum dental health.
To encourage a proper early start to dental care, we offer free exams to children under the age of 2
At your first visit, prevention and education are our two main priorities. Our hygienists will discuss proper brushing habits and what foods and drinks are good choices for oral health. At periodic regular checkups, children will receive a cleaning, exam to identify cavities, developmental problems and fluoride treatments if needed.
Our mission is to make every appointment in our office a positive experience for both parents and their children while helping to achieve optimum dental health for your child. Our staff thrives on making visits fun and relaxing.