Child’s First Visit
When should I bring my child in for his or her first dental visit?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry along with the specialist at Children’s Dental Fun Zone in each of our five offices (Montebello, Fontana, Glendale, West Covina, and Los Angeles) recommends making the first dental visit before your child’s first birthday. This is because healthy dental habits, from the start, will have a lasting impact on your child’s smile and overall health.
Why is it important to take care of baby teeth?
Healthy baby teeth will result in healthy permanent teeth and a lasting, beautiful smile. Also, baby teeth affect the way your child speaks and eats. By bringing your child to the dentist early they can come to build a trusting, friendly relationship with their dentist. If your child is missing any baby teeth, this initial dental visit can identify the need for orthodontics. Also, as a parent, you can come to learn the importance of oral hygiene, the relationship of nutrition to dental health, cavity prevention, the importance of fluoride, and all the other components to keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong.
What will happen at the first visit?
Our pediatric professionals at Children’s Dental Fun Zone, whether it will be in Montebello, Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Fontana, or West Covina, are prepared to make your child’s first visit an enjoyable experience. An initial visit will sometimes include digital x-rays, a review of the child’s health history, a full mouth exam, and an assessment of the child’s dental needs. The dentist may also check the gums and surrounding tissues to identify any potential problems. The child will then have a cleaning and fluoride treatment. He or she will also be taught how to properly brush and floss. For younger children, parents will be taught how to care for their child’s teeth.
Why see a pediatric dentist at Children’s Dental Fun Zone?
It is important for your child to see one of our pediatric dentists because this ensures that your child’s first visit is with a professional that is trained to see kids and understands the dental needs of children. If the pediatric dentist does identify any areas of concern, where there may be a cavity or an over-retained loose tooth, the specialist of Children’s Dental Fun Zone can explain these concerns and make sure that the child gets the care they deserve. This is also a great opportunity to have your questions answered regarding your child’s dental needs.
What makes us special?
If you are looking for the perfect kids dentist, who is also able to provide orthodontics, then we are the place to go. We have five different locations where you can see a pediatric dentist and have all of the orthodontic needs of your child met. We also provide pediatric oral sedation and general anesthesia in our Eagle Rock, West Covina, Montebello, Fontana, and LA office. This way your child can be placed in the most relaxed state when getting his or her treatment completed. Finally, we offer sports mouth guards and pediatric night guards as well as many other preventive treatments. So make your child’s first visit a memorable one by coming to visit us.