It is usually recommended that children come in for their first dental visit when their first baby tooth erupts or when they reach one year of age – whichever occurs first. At Pine Ridge Dental, our pediatric dentist in Rotterdam NY can provide your child with complete pediatric dental care.
When your child comes in to see our pediatric dentist in Rotterdam NY, he or she will be seen by one of our expert pediatric dentists, either Dr. Don Evans or Dr. Rebecca Evans. It is important that children have their teeth examined even if they still just have their baby teeth. This is because the baby teeth play many important functions in your child’s mouth, so it is important that they remain healthy and intact for as long as possible. Baby teeth act as placeholders for the permanent teeth that have yet to erupt. If a baby tooth falls out prematurely, the corresponding tooth can end up coming in in the wrong location. Baby teeth are also important to help children to chew their food, as well as to develop clear speaking habits. By coming to our office for regular dental exams and gentle dental cleanings, it is much more likely that your child’s teeth and gums will remain healthy. We also can help your child prevent getting dental cavities. We offer fluoride treatments after each dental cleaning. The fluoride will help to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel to fight off the development of dental cavities. We also offer dental sealants. Dental sealants are applied to the flat chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. The dental sealants will not only act as a physical barrier between your child’s teeth and harmful cavity-causing substances in your child’s mouth, but they will help to keep plaque from sticking to your child’s teeth, as well.
For an appointment for your child to see our pediatric dentist in Rotterdam NY, simply contact us for an appointment. We know that your child will have a fun and stress-free time at our dental office.