Your child will receive an age appropriate cleaning. If it is your child’s first time to the dentist or they are anxious, we will spend extra time familiarizing your child with our staff and equipment; chairs, lights, suction and instruments. We will enthusiastically answer any questions they may have about their dental visit. Our goal is to earn your child’s trust!
Fluoride has been proven to be one of many factors in helping prevent cavities. We will discuss your child’s risk of dental decay and develop an effective fluoride regimen that you are comfortable with.
Sealants are thin protective resins painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped in the deep grooves that can be hard to keep clean. Sealants are a great way to help prevent cavities. Research shows that 4 out of 5 cavities in children under the age of 15 develop in the deep grooves in the molars.
Oral Hygiene Instructions
During your child’s visit we will discuss proper brushing and flossing techniques. We will identify any areas that your child needs to work on with brushing and flossing and let them know if mom or dad still needs to help.
Diet is an important factor in cavity prevention. We will discuss dietary habits, any special dietary restrictions and come up with a plan to help you and your child make great choices when it comes to food.
We recommend that children stop using a pacifier or sucking their thumb by age 3 to reduce (but not prevent) the likelihood that your child will need braces down the road. We will discuss ways to help make that transition as easy as possible.