Pediatrics and Kids
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
The Professional Association of Pediatric Dentists recommends that a child be seen when his/her first tooth appears. Our office is capable of seeing your child at this time. At this visit, we will review correct oral hygiene, dietary considerations, and answer other questions parents may have about caring for their child’s teeth and mouth. Children usually begin their regular 6 month cleaning and exam cycles around age 3. Our staff is very skilled at caring for young children and loves to have them as part of our family practice.
Are thumbsucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended.