Pediatric Dentistry

We make every effort to make your child’s first, and every subsequent visit, enjoyable by using pleasant words and simple language to describe each treatment. It is our goal to make your family feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive in our office.

Children should visit the dentist by their first birthday

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children should visit the dentist by their first birthday.
It is important to get your child off to a good start with regards to their oral hygiene. Since a child’s teeth erupt at about 6 – 12 months, it is important to visit the dentist early to ensure everything is progressing appropriately.

When New Teeth Arrive

You child’s first tooth should appear between six to twelve months and will continue to erupt until about age three. During this time, your child’s gums will be tender and sore. To alleviate any pain they may be feeling rub a cool, wet cloth across the sore areas to reduce discomfort. A teething ring can also be helpful in reducing the discomfort. When all your child’s teeth have arrive, you can expect 20 teeth in all.
At around age six, your child will begin to lose their primary teeth and their permanent teeth will arrive. Adults have 28 permanent teeth or 32 if you include wisdom teeth.

At around age six, your child will begin to lose their primary teeth and their permanent teeth will arrive. Adults have 28 permanent teeth or 32 if you include wisdom teeth.

Adopting Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

You should brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day, normally after breakfast and before going to sleep. You should start brushing a child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Use a soft-bristled tooth brush to brush the baby teeth. For younger children, do not use fluoride tooth paste unless advised by your dentist or other healthcare professional.