When should my children start seeing a pediatric dentist?

The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a pediatric dentist before their first birthday. Good habits start early. Especially good dental care for your child’s baby teeth!

Do I need a referral?

No! Contact our office at any time with queries, questions about your child’s dental care or to book an appointment. We also accept referrals from family or general dentists.

Is it essential to fix baby teeth if another set will eventually come in?

Yes! Eventually, all baby teeth get replaced by adult teeth between ages 5-12. If your child develops a small cavity around this transition time, it may be safe to leave the cavity untreated and simply monitor it until the tooth falls out. Bigger cavities in teeth with years of expected life span need to be treated as this can lead to painful dental infections that can affect the rest of the body. They may also damage developing adult teeth.