Developing Good Dental Habits at an Early Age
Kids Dental Exams and Cleanings
Help for Children with Dental Anxiety
Some children are anxious about going to the dentist. This is true especially if they’ve never been before. That’s why we offer nitrous oxide to keep children relaxed so that they can get the dental care they need.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kids Dental Exams and Cleanings
How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups?
According to the ADA, children should come in for cleanings and exams twice a year - once every six months. This is important to maintain optimal oral health and prevent cavities and other dental problems.
It may be necessary to see children more regularly based on their specific dental needs in rare cases.
When Should my Child go to the Dentist for the First Time?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), seeing a dentist after the first tooth emerges - and definitely by their first birthday is recommended.
Can a Pacifier Hamper Development of My Child's Teeth?
Again, according to the AAPD, it generally won't impact the development of teeth unless the child is using a pacifier or sucking their thumb past age three. In that case, you can come in to see us for recommendations and tools to gently move them away from those habits when they can be destructive.