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.