Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintain optimal oral health. We suggest your child start seeing the dentist at age 1. Developing optimal oral hygiene habits in your children starts at an early age. Give your child a strong foundation to build from by bringing them in for regular cleanings and exams. We will make it a priority to educate your children about their oral health needs and the best ways to maintain their oral hygiene. Together, we can help fight tooth decay from developing in your child’s mouth using proven techniques like dental sealants and topical fluorides.
Caring For Your Child’s Teeth
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintain good oral health. Here are our recommendations on how to optimize your child’s dental health:
With regular check-ups and cleanings, your dentist can ensure healthy and happy smiles. It is recommended for all patients to schedule a routine six-month check-up exam. Your dentist will screen your child’s mouth for tooth decay and gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are essential for a healthy mouth. During your child’s dental cleaning, they will gently remove any buildup of plaque or tartar.
Your dentist may also recommend dental sealants for your child. Sealants protect against tooth decay and cavities on your child’s molars. Molars are the most susceptible to cavities and least benefitted by topical fluoride. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and are highly effective in preventing tooth decay. Fluoride may be applied to the teeth as well. Topical fluoride is used to strengthen enamel and make teeth more resistant to tooth decay.
Caring for Your Loved Ones for 50 Years & Counting
Redwood Dental has been a trusted name in family dentistry since 1962. Accepting patients of all ages, from toddlers to adults, our full-service dental clinic can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Our dental experts are trained in cosmetic, children's, emergency, and restorative dentistry for your entire family. Our flexible hours accommodate busy families as do our multiple payment options. We accept most major insurance plans and offer a discount dental plan.