The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that you child’s new-erupted teeth receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.
Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest. Tooth sealants are also recommended because they “seal” the deep grooves in your child’s teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your child’s regular checkups
At Montano Dental we want to make certain that your children develop and keep up a steady oral hygiene routine that carries on into adulthood. Dr. Montano loves seeing children and having two children of her own, she understands the necessity for good dental health at a young age. Educating your child on brushing and flossing in a way that is pleasurable and pleasing for all involved.