Age 1 Visits: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit a dentist by the first birthday, and we wholeheartedly agree with their recommendation. We actually prefer to see you and your child around 6 months so we have time to reduce any risk factors we may find in our primary prevention program. Our age 1 visit is for you – the parents! We provide you with the information you need to care for your child’s smile. We even talk to you about your mouth and your habits as these have been shown to play a significant role in your child’s future cavity risk. You can prevent costly dental work in the future by knowing what to do with your child’s diet and hygiene as well as your own.
Initial Exam: For children 3 years and older, our New Patient visit includes an orientation to the office, soft tissue examination, scaling and polishing, necessary x-rays, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instruction, dental growth and development evaluation, dietary and nutritional counseling, and patient/parent education. We encourage mom and dad to be present with their child during their entire visit. We teach you and your child how to best care for their teeth, advise on eating habits and answer any specific questions you may have. We explain how cavities are caused, what we can do to prevent them and how your children can help fight gum and tooth disease by brushing properly. All information is provided in an age appropriate manner to help nurture and encourage your child.
Continuing Care Appointments: Our continuing care appointments encompass more than “just a cleaning.” We view each continuing care appointment as an opportunity to provide you and your child with the tools your family needs to remain cavity free. Take a look at the initial exam to see the types of services your child will receive at every appointment.
Some of our dental services are: dental hygiene, preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, behavorial management, and orthodontics.