Your child’s first dental experience is an important one. A pediatric dentist is specially trained in children’s oral health and milestones in their growth and development. This presents a unique opportunity to assess your child’s mouth, tissues as well as their teeth; it also facilitates a discussion with you as their parent about home oral care habits and the chance to educate about best practices or changes as needed.
Dr. Howson-Jones will review with you, your child’s medical and dental histories, examine your child’s oral tissues and teeth, and where applicable, obtain xrays. A plan will then be presented to you regarding your child’s oral health and how to maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime.
Depending on your child’s ability and comfort, we may also perform a dental cleaning and apply fluoride on their first visit.
As a parent, you may find these commonly asked questions and answers useful in helping you to navigate the best choices for your child’s pediatric dental care.
Welcome to our clinic. It is our optimal goal to provide you and your family with the highest quality of dental care, while maintaining a friendly and relaxing environment. To keep our standard of care to a level which best serves your child’s dental needs, we ask you to please observe the following guidelines: