Regular dental visits are important for all ages to maintain a healthy smile. At our practice, we start seeing children around age 2. We encourage bringing children to dentist as early as possible so they understand it is not a scary place. While your child waits to be seen for their appointment, we have books available relating to a child’s first visit and a stuffed dragon where they can brush his teeth. Depending on the child’s age, the dental visit can be as simple as a ride in chair and counting their teeth, to a full exam by the doctor, x-rays, and prophylaxis cleaning. Our team will not only be looking for decay, but also evaluating gum health, tooth alignment, and growth patterns. We will continue to monitor these things and watch for any problems that could arise with their bite. We will also check to see if they are brushing and flossing properly.