One of the most common questions from parents is when should their child first see the dentist? The answer is children should start seeing the dentist after the eruption of their first tooth or after they turn one, whichever comes first. Good oral hygiene starts at home by making teeth brushing a fun part of your normal routine.
Pediatric dental exams are vital to the overall health and maturity of your child’s teeth. At Floss, we review the child’s overall health history to determine the best course of oral treatment, whether that is routine cleanings, x-rays and check-ups, or creating treatment plans for more advanced care due to genetics or a pre-existing condition. Each child is treated individually to ensure ultimate success as they grow and to create an experience that is pleasing and comforting.
Each pediatric examination will note the health and condition of the teeth, gums, soft tissues, head and neck. Dr. Holloway also monitors the growth of the jaws and development of the teeth, and evaluates any oral habits, such as thumb sucking, teeth grinding or potential airway constriction due to enlarged tonsils. All these inputs will help inform a diagnosis and create a custom treatment plan and instructions for dental health at home.