Frequently Asked Questions
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit within six months after the first tooth appears or by their first birthday, whichever comes first.
We advise a dental check-up every six months. This allows us to keep those pesky cavities away and ensure your child’s dental health remains on the right path.
This can depend on the specific needs of your child, but seven can be an ideal age. This age is a window of opportunity for us to identify any potential orthodontic challenges that require attention down the line.
Start with enthusiasm! Frame the dental visit as an exciting adventure and emphasize the importance of having healthy, shiny teeth. Children’s books about dental visits or pretend play can be great tools.
Understanding and communication are crucial. Let your child know it’s perfectly okay to feel nervous and explain what they can expect in simple, child-friendly language.
Absolutely! We employ X-rays judiciously and use protective measures such as lead aprons and high-speed film to ensure minimal exposure.
Consistent brushing, flossing, dental visits, and a balanced, low-sugar diet are your best allies in the battle against cavities!
Once the first tooth shows up, use a rice-grain amount of fluoride toothpaste. When they turn three, you can increase it to a pea-size amount.
Before their first tooth appears, clean your baby’s gums with a soft, clean cloth. Once teeth appear, brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and schedule regular dental checkups.
Keep calm, and give us a call! We’re here to guide you through the situation, no matter the hour.
Dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent cavities. They’re very effective and typically recommended once your child’s permanent molars arrive.
Prolonged thumb sucking or pacifier use can influence your child’s teeth development and potentially lead to orthodontic issues. However, most kids naturally outgrow these habits before they become problematic.
Look out for white spots on the teeth, tooth sensitivity, or discomfort. If you notice any such signs, reach out to us right away.
Absolutely! Clear aligners might be an appropriate alternative to traditional braces. However, the best choice depends on your child’s individual needs. We’re happy to discuss all the options during an orthodontic evaluation.