Inspired Dental Health is a family-friendly dental practice that works with children of all ages, from infants and toddlers all the way through pre-teens and teens.
Your child’s experience at the dentist early on can impact the future of their oral health. That’s exactly why we treat our pediatric patients with a gentle touch, at a slow pace, and using easy-to-understand language. At Inspired Dental Health, our goal is to set your child up for success when it comes to their smile.
Our Children’s Dental Services
- Dental Prophylaxis
- Dental Exams
- Fluoride Treatments
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dental Crowns
Happy Visits/Childs Initial Visit
It’s recommended a child’s first dental visit is around 12 months of age or after full eruption of the upper & lower 4 anterior teeth. Patient & Parent/legal guardian education (parent/guardian) should be in the room to provide information on the child’s home care, diet needs, habits (fingers, pacifiers) & concerns. You can expect the following at the first visit:
- Record oral & physical health history. Fluoride in water or supplement with vitamins, any injuries.
- Introduction to the components of the hygiene room: chair, x-ray machine (picture taker), hand washing station, suction (mister thirsty), mouth mirror (tooth detector), explorer (tooth counter), simple gracey scaler (bug exterminator), polisher (tooth tickler), riding the chair, etc.
- Clinical evaluation: Counting the teeth, document Occlusion, spacing, enamel formation, and take note of anything suspicious for the doctor.
- Risk assessment: does the child have any developmental problems, does the primary caregiver have active caries? From the information obtained a plan must be developed to reduce the child’s caries risk.
- The doctor(s) conducts a visual exam.
- Goodie bag: filled with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, floss-aid, and a toy.
A comprehensive child’s first visit includes counseling to the primary home giver. (Instructions on how to clean the child’s teeth, fluoride recommendations, guidelines concerning diets and suggestions to reduce bacteria (e.g. antibacterial rinses, xylitol, saliva substitutes, etc)