Choosing your child’s dentist is as important as choosing their pediatrician. To ensure the growth of healthy teeth, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a first visit by 12 months old. Children’s teeth are susceptible to cavities due to many factors:
Children are not able to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is important that parents take an active role in their daily dental care. This ensures thorough cleaning as well as the development of proper dental habits.
Youngsters tend to eat more snacks during the day. The teeth are exposed to sugar, which causes an increase production of acids that may increase the amount of cavities.
Children usually begin their 6 month cleaning cycle around age 3. Our staff is very skilled at caring for young children and loves having them as part of our family practice. After each visit with the doctor, kids will receive a “Treasure Box” prize. Our goal is to make sure your children grow up WITHOUT a fear of the dentist. Whether you have an active six-year old, a scared three year old, or a child with special needs, we are here to help.