Parents often ask at what age should my child start seeing the dentist. If you are not familiar with baby bottle tooth decay that can occur in infants, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us before your infant reaches age one to learn about what you can do to protect your child. We usually start kids at age three, since by that time all of their teeth would have come in. Our little patients are happy to see us and are unafraid because we start them so young and make it fun. During their dental visit our goal is to let them have a positive experience while we explain all the unfamiliar procedures and tools to our young patients. You can put your mind to ease because our goal on this visit is not to do any major work but to get the kids excited about coming to see the dentist. Parents are invited and welcome to accompany their kids in the treatment rooms during the appointments. Most of the time young children will have dificulty brushing and flossing their teeth on their own. We ask that the parents get involved in helping them with their daily oral health routine so they can develop good oral habbits early. To prevent cavities in children we may recommend sealants. To schedule an appointment for your child give us a call today.
Sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to fill in the pits and grooves. Both adults and children can benefit from sealants in preventing cavities from developing on their teeth. Sealants act as a barrier that protects enamel from bacteria and acids that contribute to tooth decay. The sealants we use do not contain the chemical BPA, Bisphenol A, that the FDA has advised may be harmful to young children. Typically, we place sealants on childrens' molars and premolars as soon as they come in.
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