Children should begin regular dentist visits when they are between six months and a year old. Pediatric dentists can check to make sure that babies’ and children’s mouths are healthy, and that their teeth are coming in properly. Another benefit: children who regularly see dentists learn to be comfortable around dentists and to take good care of their teeth. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who begin dentist visits early in life are more likely to have a good attitude about oral health providers and dental visits.
Pediatric dental disease (childhood tooth decay) is the #1 chronic childhood illness in America: five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever.
Prevent childhood tooth decay (and a host of other oral health problems) by simply taking your child to the dentist beginning at an early age. Jefferson Dental sees children as young as six months at our kid-friendly, state-of-the-art dental offices.
You may not think of childhood tooth decay as a disease, until you recognize its consequences. Unchecked pediatric tooth decay can:
Jefferson Dental takes special care of its smallest patients, teaching oral health habits that create healthy smiles for a lifetime. Our caring, kid-friendly dentists and dental team work closely with kids and their parents to deliver an easy tear-free dental appointment and healthy tips for keeping kids’ teeth healthy from an early age.
Our offices feature kid-friendly play rooms complete with iPads, books and fun games to keep kids entertained while they wait. Moreover, child patients are attended to in fun, specially-themed treatment rooms. The best part: we see the whole family! Kids and adults of all ages can visit any of our locations for the best quality dental care at the most affordable prices.
Children should begin regular dentist visits when they are between six months and a year old, to ensure that their teeth are developing properly and that they are not at risk for developing gum disease or tooth decay. Kids are at risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease in primary (baby) teeth or in permanent teeth.
Children who regularly see dentists also learn to be comfortable around dentists and to take good care of their teeth. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who begin dentist visits early in life are more likely to have a good attitude about oral health providers and dental visits.
Though all of our general dentists work with older children, our pediatric dentists (who are only available at certain locations) receive an extra two to three years of training. They learn about baby teeth, about children’s health issues, and perhaps most importantly, about child psychology. They understand how children think and feel so they can make their small patients comfortable and relaxed during an exam or treatment.
We provide high-quality dental care in state-of-the-art facilities, which feature a modern look, coffee bar, and special play and treatment rooms for kids.
Our doctors and dental team provide a thorough professional exam, every time, taking special care to: