When to Schedule an Appointment

: Remember to make your baby’s first appointment by their first birthday. We recommend that both mom and dad come to their baby’s first visit. This early appointment is one of the best things you can do for your baby. We will teach you how to prevent childhood cavities.

Ages 1-3

Parents should be caring for their toddlers’ teeth. It’s also time to start flossing your child’s teeth. Your child should be seen in our office every six months for a preventative exam, cleaning and x-rays. Let us help you make healthy food choices for your young child.

Ages 4-6

Continue with six-month check up appointments and preventative treatments such as the application of fluoride and sealants to prevent cavities on the chewing surface of molars.

Ages 7-10

Your child should know how to brush and floss on their own. Continue with regular six-month preventative appointments including orthodontic evaluation. We continue with our age-appropriate instruction on healthy food choices including wise snacking. Remember younger children will most likely eat what is available at home.

Ages 11-13

Your child will be experiencing some major changes, including their teeth. At your child’s regular six-month preventative appointments, we will give special instruction for kids “adult teeth” including braces.

Ages 14-18

At our teenagers’ regular six-month preventative appointments, we discuss with them sensitive teen issues such as oral hygiene, dietary habits and snacking, eating disorders, teenage cavities, and third molars.