When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?
A lifetime of great dental health begins during childhood.
From infancy to adolescence, it’s important that children visit a pediatric dentist regularly to maintain great dental health.
In addition to completing dental school, our pediatric dentists have years of training that allow them to successfully treat a variety of dental conditions.
Our facility features state-of-the-art equipment and can accommodate children with special needs.
Dr. Mohamad offers a wide range of treatment options, will provide the best possible care. as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth.
Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
Regular pediatric checkups should begin after your child’s first birthday.
During a pediatric dental checkup, one of our skilled pediatric dental specialists will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease.
Working with your general dentist and pediatrician, our pediatric dentists create comprehensive care plans that address your child’s dental needs.
Good oral hygiene is vital to your child’s oral health. A dental cleaning for kids should begin at age three, and these professional cleanings should continue throughout your child’s life.
Dental cleanings ensure that your child’s baby teeth are healthy and protect your child against gum disease.
Your dentist will also provide information on ways you can improve your child’s oral hygiene at home by recommending dental products and dietary adjustments, if necessary.