The most significant contribution that dentists have in children’s oral health is the ability to make children comfortable during cleanings and procedures. Dental experiences early in life often remain with people into adulthood. We make cleanings and procedures painless for our adolescent or young patients, so they have a positive experience.
The first hygiene visit is typically at age 3 also referred to as a “Happy Visit”, where your child meets the dental hygienist and the dentist. We explore the chair, instruments and brushes. Our dental hygienists will teach the parent and child proper brushing techniques, and the dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth with clinical and radiographic inspection.