The first "regular" dental visit should be no later than your childs first birthday. We will gently examine your childs teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the progress of your childs permanent teeth under the gums. We may clean your childs teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your childs teeth
A childs preparation for a dental visit begins long before a dental office is ever selected. It begins from the time that the child begins learning about oral health from their parents, siblings, and others around them. Because the attitudes of those around them will help form the childs initial perception of their dental experience; parents need to "Keep it positive. " Some parent tips for creating positive preventive dental experiences for their children
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