Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age (approximately) 6 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.
The sooner children begin getting regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early checkups help prevent almost all dental issues. Youngsters with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly and smile with confidence.
Children are not just small adults. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a dental exam. We know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable. We possess the expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth, so you can be assured that a pediatric dentist will provide the best possible care.