New Port Richey Pediatric Dentistry
Starting Your Child on the Path to Oral Health
Your child’s first dental visit to A Family Dentist in New Port Richey should typically be between the ages of 18-24 months. This initial appointment is usually short and involves little or no treatment. It is often helpful for you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. If your child seems comfortable, though, we may ask you to wait in the reception area so that we can begin building a relationship of trust with your child.
During the initial appointment, we will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. Our pediatric dentistry services in New Port Richey also includes X-rays to show any hidden decay and progress of permanent teeth development. We may perform a gentle cleaning to protect growing teeth from decay. Our friendly team will go over adequate care and cleaning with you and your child.
Want to make an appointment today for your child’s first visit? Contact A Family Dentist at (727) 645-0766.
Prevention Starts Early
With adequate care, children may never have to experience tooth decay. Our experienced team will work to educate you and your child on preventative care, as well as develop a treatment plan to prevent oral health problems. We can apply dental sealants to back teeth, which are more vulnerable to decay, and we can show your child proper brushing techniques.
Our quick tips for preventing cavities include:
- Encourage frequent brushing, flossing, and teeth rinsing
- Avoid letting your child have sugary beverages, which can promote decay
- Combine treats with meals to give more value to brushing after eating
- Limit the frequency of meals/snacks to maximize the impact of brushing
- Avoid sticky foods and treats that can remain in the mouth and on teeth
Get more pointers for keeping your child’s teeth healthy. Call us today at (727) 645-0766 to book an exam with our pediatric dentist in New Port Richey.