Frequently Asked Questions
1- When should my child first see a dentist?
We recommend exams begin as soon as the first tooth erupts, but no later than the first birthday.
2-What happens at the first visit?
The first dental visits are "well child checkups" for the teeth. Our goal during these first visits is to make your child comfortable with the office, and to provide information for the parents. We will give rides in the dental chair, show how our air, water and lights work, review oral hygiene, and complete an exam if possible. A 'typical' cleaning and x-rays can usually be accomplished between 3 and 4 years of age.
3-How do I care for my childs first teeth?
As soon as the first teeth erupt begin brushing with a soft infant toothbrush in the morning and again before bed. Be patient as it may not go smoothly the first few attempts, but with persistance you and your child will have an enjoyable experience. Toothpaste is not necessary, but if you do choose to use one make sure it does not have fluoride until your child is old enough to spit.