Our Pediatric Dental Office is designed for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Penny and her staff have been trained in a variety of methods to help your child feel comfortable with dental treatment and the responsibilities associated with taking care of their oral hygiene (teeth, gums, etc.) The dental visit should be an education for your child, giving them the tools and reinforcement necessary to continue to care for their health. We eat and speak with our mouths. The teeth and mouth play a key role in our appearance. Good oral hygiene is a key component to becoming a healthy successful adult.
Q: When should my child first see a dentist?
A: “First visit by first birthday,” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. remember–early examination and preventative care will help protect your child’s smile. Sometimes, dental problems can begin early. A particular concern of some parents is Early Childhood Caries associated with baby bottle tooth decay or Nursing Caries. Start your child early for a lifetime of good dental habits.
Dr. Penny’s Parent/Child Preventative Dentistry Program includes instruction about:
- Dental development
- Parental involvement
- Oral habits
- Sports safety