Treating Children as Young as 6 Months Old
We begin seeing children as young as 6 months old. We believe it’s important to give each child a good head start in developing healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Plus we also help educate their parents in proper oral health care practices at home, such as advising them not to let their children fall asleep with a milk or juice bottle, how to use a pacifier properly, how to handle thumb-sucking, and more.
We recommend bringing your child in starting around the age of six months. Studies show that poor oral health care in young children can lead to speech problems, poor performance in school and even an inability to socialize successfully with other children. Besides treating your child’s teeth, our children’s dentists will also give you advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene for your child between visits.
In younger children, our focus is on maintaining their baby teeth until they naturally fall out in favor of their permanent teeth. However, as the child becomes an adolescent and begins developing appearance and self-image issues, our focus expands to meet these additional cosmetic needs as well