The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a first dental check-up take place when the first tooth appears or by age one.
Your child’s preventive treatment plan begins with this visit. The Pediatric Dentist will recommend and discuss an age specific program of brushing, flossing, fluoride, as well as other topics such as bottle and pacifier weening, teething, and trauma.
These parent take home tips, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, create the foundation which a lifetime of healthy habits will be built on. For older children, other preventive treatment strategies can include sealants, fluoride varnish, the use of a mouth guard to protect your child’s mouth from sports injuries, and early diagnosis of orthodontic problems. A pediatric dentist is uniquely trained to develop a combination of office and home preventive care to insure a healthy smile for your child.