The right age to bring in a child for a check-up is as early as 6 months to within 1 year of age when teeth start to develop and parents need to know how to care for these emerging teeth.It maybe at this stage when children are teething and parents may have problems and questions that a dental visit can solve. Most importantly the child needs to start getting comfortable with the environment, sights, sounds and smells of the dental office. So, if you do make it to the clinic with your infant/child, a delightful array of experiences is awaiting you and your child. Forget the conventional dental experience. The children will be greeted with a host of pleasant surprises and they will refuse to leave the clinic. You as parents will be counseled about how to handle dental issues even before they occur. From making brushing fun to looking out for cavities and bad habits to watch out for moms will know it all by the time they walk out of this experience.
It can be a challenge to bring your little one to a doctor of any kind so we also have a popular “Bring Your Friend to the Dentist Program” where your young one can come for a dental checkup playdate with his or her bestie and they can get their checkup together on the same day. We have seen great co-operation and responsiveness and less fuss and crying. When it comes to baby teeth we offer a host of preventive solutions: The baby teeth are important as they are place-holders for your baby’s permanent teeth. Early loss of baby teeth can cause problems. This space needs to be saved in order for the permanent tooth to come in a straight line with a “the Space Maintainer”. To prevent cavities from forming on the chewing surfaces of your permanent molars, we recommend “Dental Sealants” Sealants are a thin coating of a plastic-like substance that are painted on the child’s teeth. “Fluoride varnish” is safe and used to help prevent tooth decay in children. Only a small amount is used, and hardly any fluoride is swallowed. It is quickly applied and hardens. Then it is brushed off after 4 to 12 hours.