Children’s Dental Care
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his or her first birthday. There are many reasons why taking your child to the dentist earlier rather than later is beneficial. When a child’s gums and teeth are evaluated early, any potential developmental or dental problems can be detected sooner, which typically allows for easier, less invasive treatment with a more successful and ideal outcome.
Your child’s first set of teeth is critical for eating, speaking, and esthetics. They serve to hold the space for the permanent teeth to erupt properly, and problems with the baby teeth can lead to problems for the permanent teeth later. By taking your child to the dentist, you give us the opportunity to teach good dental habits from an early age, as well as show your child that the dental office is a fun and positive environment. When children view the dental office as a fun and caring place, it leads to a lifetime of dental health.
A child’s first permanent molars usually erupt around age 6. From the moment they erupt into the mouth, they become susceptible to getting cavities, especially in the grooves along the chewing surface of the teeth. A sealant is a white flowable material that bonds and seals these grooves before cavities have a chance to form. Placing sealants on a child’s permanent molars is a quick, easy, and painless procedure.
We are happy to work with your busy schedule to find a time to see your family! We offer after-school and evening appointments.