Did you know that tooth decay is the number one preventable childhood disease? Prevention begins with good dental habits, the right diet and regular visits to the dentist at a very early age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children should have their first dental visit by age one. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and virtually then entire medical and dental establishment agree–all children should have an established "dental home" by their first birthday. We love to educate parents and caretakers about good oral hygiene and nutrition because we want you to be able to make informed choices about your child’s dental health. Working together we can prevent cavities, manage dental emergencies, and nurture your child's smile.
Complimentary Infant Exam (0 to 12 months)
Whether you’re an expecting parent or have a child younger than 12 months old, our goal is to help you and your child establish good dental habits and reduce the risk of cavities early on. Which is why we offer your infant an oral health exam, free of charge.
Toddler Wellness Visit (1 - 3 yrs)
Your visit will start with a Caries Risk Assessment to see whether your child’s teeth have or are showing early signs of cavities. Our team will also provide you with oral hygiene instructions and guidance regarding diet, nutrition and other oral habits.
If this is the first time you’re visiting us, we’ll introduce you to the “knee-to-knee” exam method, which simply means your toddler will sit on your lap while we work, unless they are ready and comfortable to take a ride on the cool dentist chair!
Junior Smiles (4 - 10 yrs)
These are the habit making or breaking years, where the teeth are developing and growing, so your child’s teeth need to be evaluated more closely. We’ll walk you through a Caries Risk Assessment to determine if your child has cavities, and we’ll provide you with oral hygiene instructions to address habits and prevent decay on the permanent teeth growing in.
At this age, we encourage you to let your child visit the chair alone. This independence allows children to focus on instructions given by our dental team and feel in charge.
Young Smiles (11 & older)
Teenagers and young adults are busy these days, and visiting the dentist may not be their number one priority. However, it’s just as important to brush, floss and maintain regular dental appointments at this age. Teens actually have a higher rate of cavities due to frequent snacking, busy schedules and poor nutrition, and most already have all of their permanent teeth. Teeth that need to last a lifetime!
Generally and as needed, at this age, we also like to recommend an Orthodontic evaluation.