Prevention is the key.
Preventative practices in children’s dentistry include new patient exams, routine check-ups, radiographs, and fluoride treatment. You do not need a referral to visit Glow, simply call us up and make an appointment.
We recommend that your baby’s first visit to the dentist should be made around their first birthday. During this visit, we’ll learn more about your child’s and family’s unique needs. You’ll fill in a new patient form and our attentive staff may ask some follow-up questions to better understand how we can best serve you. Don’t worry – using age-appropriate language and communication techniques, we’re confident your child will enjoy every minute of their visit. You set the pace and we’ll follow.
During your visit, we’ll go over the growth and development of your child’s teeth and mouth and offer tips and recommendations for brushing, flossing, and creating healthy oral habits. We will clean your child’s teeth and may take radiographs if necessary. Dr. Fran will thoroughly examine your child’s mouth and discuss relevant findings. There will be lots of time for questions, too.
After the examination has finished, we offer goodies and prizes to your brave little one. We then recommend regular check-ups and cleanings every six months to build familiarity with our team and the upkeep of your child’s healthy, happy smile. Baby teeth also have a thinner outer enamel surface than the adult teeth which allows cavities to progress much faster. This is another reason regular checkups are essential for children.