A healthy mouth starts as early as the appearance of a baby's first tooth. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), an infant's first visit to the dentist should be around the time of their first birthday. Our office strives to make your child's first visit fun and easy -- we feel that building a positive and trusting relationship with your little one is not only important for their present-day dental treatment, but also in establishing comfort and confidence in our care so that they return for years to come and anxiety-free. Your child should visit the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups every six months. We recommend, along with the AAPD, that your child receive fluoride treatments every six months to keep their teeth strong and healthy.
A dental sealant is a clear coating that is flowed into the deep grooves of your child's teeth to protect the chewing surfaces from forming cavities. It is a pain-free procedure that requires no numbing agents. Although sealed teeth have a protective coating, they still require the same diligent dental hygiene as unsealed teeth. Your child should continue to brush and floss their teeth daily, and return for regular cleanings and checkups every 6 months.
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