The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you bring your child on their first visit to the dentist by the time they are 12 months old or as soon as they have their first tooth. After that, you should schedule following regular dental visits every six months.
An early pediatric dental exam can help prevent cavities and other issues like periodontal disease or tooth damage from harmful habits like teeth grinding or clenching.
Low-radiation X-rays will allow our children’s dentist to evaluate the condition of your child’s teeth during your visit to our office. We offer laughing gas as needed to help your child cope with dental anxiety and discomfort.
Our pediatric dentist offers valuable oral health care education to young children and their parents during routine visits to our Huntersville, NC, office. Specifically, our team may suggest proper brushing techniques, regular flossing, and emergency prevention strategies like wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard for children who play sports.