Our Pediatric Dental Services
All of our services are specific to your child and their needs. We will always explain all the options and discuss all treatment with you and your child if you desire. Ample time is always given to explain all conditions and treatments. For children and families there is no one size fits all. We can often be flexible.
Preventive and Diagnostic
Pain Free & Sedation Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
When should I bring my child for his or her first dental check-up?
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend bringing children in for their first dental appointment within six months of the eruption of their first tooth or by the age of 12 months, whichever comes first. These early visits help us get to know you and your child and establish our practice as their dental home. In addition to examining your child’s teeth, we will discuss how to prevent early childhood caries and provide instruction on proper flossing and brushing technique for toddlers.
When should my child lose their first tooth?
While the average age to start losing baby teeth is around 6 or 7 years old, it’s not uncommon for some children to start losing teeth earlier or later. If your child got his or her first teeth late, their baby teeth are likely to fall out later too; the reverse is true for early teethers. It’s important that the sequence of losing teeth is correct, which is something we will check during your child’s dental visits.
When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?
You should start brushing your baby’s teeth when the first tooth erupts, although before this, you can clean their gums each night with a clean, wet washcloth. Brush gently with a silicone or soft-bristled toothbrush and use a non-fluoridated toothpaste until your child understands how to spit it out. We recommend brushing after breakfast and before bedtime.
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