The team at Los Gatos Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Rabitz Pediatric Dentistry are committed to preventing painful and costly oral health complications. We strongly recommend scheduling your baby’s first dental visit by the time they reach the age of one.
What to Expect During a Children’s Dental Exam
An initial stress-free visit is scheduled to acquaint your child with the dentist, the office, and the instruments we use. We also count teeth and attempt a simple look into their mouths for a quick, non-invasive assessment. On later appointments, we perform thorough exams to determine the condition of your child’s teeth and make appropriate treatment suggestions.
Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning
Dental cleanings remove stubborn tartar, which is impossible to remove with a toothbrush or floss. During the cleaning, we use special child-friendly instruments to gently clean and polish your child’s enamel, protecting them from cavities. Depending on the state of their teeth, we may also add sealants.
If plaque has built up on your child’s teeth, we may attempt a gentle cleaning on the first visit if they feel comfortable. However, it’s important to keep this experience as positive as possible.
An Ounce of Prevention Can Save A Smile
Your child’s oral health is a direct reflection of their total well-being. It is important that you and your children receive regular dental care to avoid serious problems from developing. Gums also need consistent and professional care to keep them healthy. Prevention and early intervention treatments are the best way to prevent serious gum disease and more invasive procedures.
Invest in regular cleanings and exams to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful. Call us today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.