The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist by the age of 12 months, or when the first tooth appears. Bringing your child in at this age allows Dr. Amy Lustbader at Midtown Pediatrics to evaluate your child, introduce you to proper oral hygiene techniques, and start to build a foundation of trust with your child.
Once your child is back in the exam area, he or she will receive a dental cleaning and fluoride, and dental radiographs (x-rays) will be taken when it’s age appropriate and when the doctors feel it’s necessary.
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During the first visit, Dr. Amy Lustbader will spend time educating you and your child on proper oral hygiene techniques, and it is critical that you follow up on these techniques at home. Through this first visit your child will begin to feel more comfortable about going to the dentist rather than being afraid.
Going to the dentist early on your child’s life is also beneficial for long term oral health. The dentist may be able to keep track of the growth of teeth, see any problems which may require orthodontic intervention or see other problems that may exist.
If you want to set up an appointment for your child with the dentist at the Midtown Dental Group, contact us through the web or phone.