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. Here we cater to children of every age, and 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.
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 with a very young child, 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!
For teens and tweens 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 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.
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!