Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. It's essential because good dental habits should begin in childhood to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to address the unique dental needs of kids, making dental visits a positive and stress-free experience.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child's first dental visit should occur by their first birthday or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. Starting dental checkups early helps prevent dental problems and establishes a positive attitude toward oral health.
Preparing your child for their first dental visit is crucial in making it a positive experience. Here are some tips:
We recommend visiting us every six months for a routine dental checkup. However, some patients with specific dental conditions may need more frequent visits, which our team will discuss with you.
Yes, once your child's first tooth erupts, you can start using a small amount of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). As they grow, you can gradually increase the amount to a pea-sized portion.
Yes, dental X-rays are safe when necessary. We use digital X-rays, which emit minimal radiation. We only recommend X-rays when needed to assess your child's oral health accurately.
Proper dental hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, a balanced diet, and routine dental checkups, are essential for cavity prevention. Dental sealants and fluoride treatments also help protect teeth.