When should you visit a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend your child be seen by their 1st birthday.  This initial visit is important for the parents as well as the child, to establish proper oral care and nutrition at home to prevent future dental decay.


Regular Checkups are an Important Part of Maintaining a Healthy Smile!


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentsitry recommends visiting your  dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth  cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

During the first visit you can expect your child to receive the following:

•   Instruction in proper oral hygiene & nutrition

•   Cleaning and polishing of the teeth

•   Examination for decay, growth & development

•   Topical Fluoride treatment

•   X-rays when necessary

Parents are welcome to accompany their children into the treatment areas during visits to our office.

We make a practice of using words that are pleasant and non-frightening to your child. We avoid using scary words such as “hurt”, “shot”, “drill” or “needle”.  Instead, you will hear us say:

  • “Mr. Whistler” the dental drill.
  • “Mr. Thirsty” the suction device used to remove saliva and debris from the mouth.
  • “Tooth Raincoat” rubber dam.
  • “Jelly Stick” topical anesthetic gel applied to the gums before an injection to help numb the skin.
  • “Sleepy Juice” the injection of local anesthetic.
  • “Mr. Sunshine” the dental light.
  • “Tooth Counter” the dental probe.
  • “Silver Cap” cap or crown placed on a tooth.
  • “Tooth Pillow” mouth prop.
  • “Tooth Wiggler” dental forcep or pliers.

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