Just like well-child checkups keep your child’s body healthy and strong, routine dental care is essential for your child to maintain a healthy smile and create a lifetime of good oral health habits.
At Serenity Dental, our board-certified pediatric dentists provide the best oral health care in a fun, non-frightening environment that puts your child at ease. We make sure even our smallest patients understand each step of the process and learn how to maintain healthy smiles at home!
As part of their routine dental care, children should receive two checkups and cleanings per year. We also recommend:
- Flouride treatments to strengthen teeth
- Tooth sealants to prevent potential decay
- Casual, pre-appointment discussions to help children know what to expect
Call us to schedule a happy, stress-free experience for your child today.
Give your child’s mouth the care it needs with a routine dental care checkup and cleaning. At Serenity Dental, we’ll make it fun.
When should my child visit the dentist for the first time?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist for the first time about six months after their first tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday. These appointments are designed to help your child become comfortable in the dental office and ensure that he or she is growing and developing correctly.
When will my baby start getting teeth?
Babies actually begin to develop teeth in the second trimester of pregnancy (about 16-20 weeks.) Teeth typically begin to emerge between 6 and 10 months of age. You should begin flossing your child’s teeth as soon as they have two adjacent teeth.
Why are primary teeth important?
Primary teeth are critical to maintaining good oral health and proper development. Your child’s primary teeth facilitate:
- Proper speech production and development
- Proper chewing, nutrition and good digestion
- Straighter smiles – primary teeth hold the places of the adult teeth
- Excellent oral health
We cannot emphasize enough how important it is that you take good care of your child’s primary teeth. Please make an appointment with our team if you have questions.