Did you know that tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the United States? The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that the first dental visit should occur when your child’s first tooth appears but no later than your child’s 1st birthday. Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits early can lead to a lifetime of good dental health.
It’s important to schedule regular cleanings to remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth. When your child comes to Sealy Kids Dentistry, our pediatric dentist will take X-rays to make sure your child’s mouth and teeth are developing correctly. Next, an exam will be performed to check for cavities and other problems and we will clean and polish your child’s teeth to remove any nasty plaque or bacteria.
Download these helpful tips to keep your child plaque-free and on the path to good oral health.