We recommend that children see the dentist for the first time around their first birthday. This is also the guideline that is recommended by the American Pediatric Dental Association, as well as the American Dental Association. In my office, for children younger than (3) three years old, we offer an Infant Wellness first time visit. You will receive hygiene information, showing the techniques that are commonly used to clean infants and young children’s teeth. A dental cleaning and fluoride application will be performed at this time as well. We will assist you and your child to develop a successful home care program.
After reviewing all the information that is gathered on this first visit, I will mail you a review of findings with my recommendations and comments. This will include the results of the saliva test and any fluoride recommendations . If there is any treatment needed, I will send you detailed pamphlets to help you understand these procedures . Again , you are always encourages to ask any questions.
Our goal in seeing your child so young, is to promote a life full of health, happiness and peace of mind.