Child’s First Dental Visit
When Should I Bring My Child In For His Or Her First Dental Visit?
This is a question that many parents struggle with and parents often wait until the child is 3 before scheduling their first visit. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should have their very first dental visit before their first birthday. Proper dental hygiene is a learned task and one that should begin as early as possible.
The Importance Of Child Dental Care
Beginning early with Northshore Kids Dental can have phenomenal benefits to your child. Firstly, you will be certain your child’s teeth are aligned correctly and be able to contend with any possible issues before the child gets older. If orthodontics are in order, your pediatric dentist can offer vital assistance.
A second benefit for your child is a vast reduction in anxiety levels commonly associated with a visit to the dentist. Your child will learn our staff early and realize that a visit to the dentist is nothing to be frightened of. As your child grows, you, as a parent, can learn viable nutrition and oral hygiene practices that will benefit you and your child over time.
What to Expect at the First Visit?
Your child’s first dental visit might be a little lengthy, but at Northshore Kids Dental, we do our best to make every visit fun. We will have to establish your child’s medical history first to ascertain any notable dental needs. Once that is established, we can move onto x-rays of your child’s teeth and gums. The dentist will then examine the teeth, gums, and note any potential problems not noticed via x-ray.
Once we have established the overall health of your child’s teeth, we will clean their teeth with a fluoride treatment. During this process, we will teach your child how to properly care for their teeth, including a demonstration of how to brush and floss the correct way. For children that are too young to care for their own teeth, we will instruct parents on proper cleaning and health procedures for teeth.
Why See A Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentistry is an entirely different entity than general dentistry and it is important to address the unique needs of children. On average, a pediatric dentist will undergo additional training of between 2 and 3 years focused solely on children. Pediatric dentists are also trained to examine and treat very young children or those with special needs where other dentists might put off treating a child until they are a little older. Putting off treatment can cause cavities to grow larger and your child can be at greater risk for potential gum disease.
At Northshore Kids Dental, our team of professional pediatric dentists are the experts you have been looking for. Our office is designed solely around children and those that work at our office truly love helping kids maintain a stunning smile and healthy teeth. You wouldn’t take your child to a doctor that specializes in elderly patient care, so why would you take them to a standard dentist. Pediatric dentists know children and fashion their operation around their individualized needs. Trust the experts at Northshore Kids Dental.
Why Choose Northshore Kids Dental
Living in Southern California affords you many options when it comes to caring for your child’s teeth, but not all are as gifted in the science of pediatric dentistry like Northshore Kids Dental. We not only offer one location, but various pediatric dentistry offices in Southern California. In addition to our pediatric teeth cleaning and care services, we offer on site orthodontic specialists as well, so there is never a need to schedule an additional orthodontic appointment outside our office.
At Northshore Kids Dental, we work to ensure that your child remains relaxed during their visit and if anesthesia is needed, we can provide that as well. We offer the best pediatric dentistry in Southern California and we want to help you discover what we can do for you. We are the leading pediatric dentist service in Antioch, California, so contact us today and let us care for your child’s teeth properly.