FAQ

 

When should my child begin seeing a dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend a child’s first visit no later than 12 months of age, in order to establish a dental home. The dental home is the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. Establishment of a dental home should begin no later than 12 months of age and include referral to dental specialists when appropriate. Infant oral health is one of the foundations upon which preventive education and dental care must be built to enhance the opportunity for a lifetime free from preventable oral disease.


What should I expect at my child’s first visit?

You can help make your child’s visit a successful one by talking about it positively, avoiding the use of scary words. You are invited to stay with your child during the appointment, and we welcome any questions you might have.

At the visit, we’ll evaluate your child’s dental health and growth/development. Dental cleaning, fluoride treatment and digital X-rays may be performed according to your child’s needs and only with your consent. We will also provide you with information that can help you prevent dental diseases and maintain dental health in your child.