Our staff is fully committed to providing complete dental care for children, adolescents, and the handicapped in our communities and promoting their lifelong dental health.
When to start using fluoride toothpaste?
Fluoride should not be used on children younger than six months. For children younger than 3, we recommend that parents and caregivers use no more than an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as the tooth has erupted from the gums. For children 3-6, a pea-sized amount of fluoride-containing toothpaste is ideal.
Does my child need braces? When is it time to see an orthodontist?
If your child is age 7 or older, it’s time to visit an orthodontist. The earlier you can get your child in for an examination with an orthodontist, the easier it will be to ensure they start treatment at the right time to obtain the best results on the easiest path.
What to expect at the first appointment?
It’s important to visit a pediatric dentist around the child’s first birthday to develop proper oral hygiene habits early, in order to prevent tooth decay. The first appointment is equally important for us to discuss how to care for a young child’s mouth, the importance of proper oral hygiene, and your child’s developmental milestones.
The key role of the first visit is to help your child become familiar and comfortable with our office and to build trust with our team.