About Our Team
All of our clinical staff members are licensed in radiology, infection control and jurisprudence. Most importantly they all love kids and are experts in guiding children through the dental experience.
About Our TeamYour Child’s First Dental Visit
Many children are unsure about their first dental visit, but they don’t have to be. Our clinical staff members facilities are custom-designed to spark excitement about the dentist’s office.
Primary teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt. In fact, healthy baby teeth are just as essential to infants and young kids as healthy permanent teeth are to older kids and adults.
Visiting The Dentist Early
Usually, primary teeth begin to erupt somewhere between the age of 6 months and 1 year. The American Dental Association (ADA) advises that children receive their first examination from a dentist preferably within 6 months of the appearance of the first tooth and no later than the first birthday. A visit to the dentist this early is known as a “well-baby checkup.” The dentist will examine the child for any tooth decay or other problems, can explain the proper way of brushing the child’s teeth, and will advise the parent on any negatively impacting habits the child may have formed, such as going to sleep with a bottle or thumb sucking. By 3 years old, the majority of children have a full set of 20 baby teeth.