Q: When should I take my child to the dentist for their first visit?
A: In order to ensure proper dental hygiene, your child should visit a pediatric dentist when their first tooth appears. This typically occurs around 12 months of age.
Q: How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A: A check-up is recommended every six months in order to prevent cavities as well as other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist will tell you when and how often your child needs to visit based on their presonal oral health.
Q: What is a Sealant?
A: Sealants are a safe, painless, and low-cost way to help protect your child's back teeth from decay. Sealants have been used on children's teeth for more than 20 years. A thin, plastic, tooth-colored or clear coating (sealant) is bonded to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. This forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.