At Kid City Smiles, we are committed to helping children have proper dental care soon after the first teeth arrive. It is important to adopt healthy dental hygiene habits as early as possible because it can be a very effective defense against tooth decay. Another excellent defense against tooth decay is professional dental care. That is why you should schedule your child’s first dental appointment when their first teeth appear.
Teeth for Life
You should also schedule routine six-month dental checkups after your child’s first dental office visit. The following are just a few of the services we offer for your child’s first dental office appointment and during the six-month checkup:
- We offer information and counsel on how to introduce your infants to dental hygiene.
- We will provide careful dental examinations to detect any hidden dental problems.
- We will perform an examination to look for any cavities.
- We will check for gingivitis, periodontal disease or other problems with the gums.
- We will perform teeth cleaning, rinse and polish.
We recommended dental sealants for your child’s first dental appointment. A sealant will help protect the teeth from tooth decay by sealing the groves in your child’s teeth that can be difficult to brush. Since a dental sealant can last for several years, it will only need to be monitored during the six-month dental checkups.
We recommended that your child receive fluoride treatments in their first dental appointment, and for every six-month dental appointment after that. Fluoride treatments can help keep teeth strong, which can be a very important attribute during childhood.
You and your child will be in good hands at Kid City Smiles. Give us a call today to schedule that first appointment and put your child on the road to excellent dental health!