The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby’s first tooth appears but no later than the child’s first birthday. At Rochester Family Dental your child’s first visit will review how to clean your child’s teeth, discuss diet and fluoride needs as well as answer any questions. Future preventative appointments could include a tooth cleaning, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instructions, x-ray pictures if need, and an exam by one of our pediatric dentists. During this exam the doctor not only checks for cavities and monitors the child’s oral hygiene, but also watches the eruption of the adult teeth and any orthodontic needs the child may have.
Are a thin plastic coating applied to the biting surface of the permanent molars. They are often recommended if the teeth have deep grooves that are susceptible to cavities. The sealant fills in these grooves and helps to prevent cavities.
Both white (resin) and silver (amalgam) fillings are available. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be used to make the visit a more pleasant experience.