Infant Oral Health Care in Northborough
The sooner we see your child, the sooner we can help start them on the road to a lifetime of excellent oral health. At Children's Dentistry of Northborough, we agree with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendation that your child’s first visit take place by age one.
This may seem early, and you may wonder what problems your child could possibly have when they’re only a year old. The fact is that we don’t want to wait until your child develops a problem. Seeing them when their teeth first begin to emerge allows us to detect any potential issues and take the steps to prevent them from harming your child’s future oral health.
What Happens During the Age One Visit?
We understand that the first visit can be a little overwhelming – especially for mom and dad! You’ll be happy to know that we completely understand your feelings and welcome you to stay with your child during the visit.
There are two primary goals for your child’s first few dental visits. One is to spend time with you and your child to establish a comfortable relationship that allows us to get to know each other. The second is to educate you about the steps you can take to promote your child’s oral health. We will talk about a healthy diet, proper home dental care, and the importance of continuing preventive care.
The Dental Exam and Recommendations
First, we will review your medical history and our hygienist will perform a caries risk assessment, Then our doctor will gently examine your child’s teeth, identify problems, and review the findings with you. In some cases, we may recommend digital x-rays or intraoral photos to get a clear picture of what’s going on in your child’s mouth.
After the exam, we will explain our treatment recommendations and answer any questions you may have. We often use a technique called “tell-show-do” where we show and explain to your child how we clean their teeth. If they are ready, we will polish their teeth and apply a topical fluoride varnish.
Experience You Can Trust
At Northborough Children’s Dentistry, our focus is on treating children. You can be assured that your child’s oral health is in the hands of caring professionals who are specially trained to respond to his or her unique needs. Each of our dentists invests numerous hours in continuing education to bring your child the absolute best that pediatric dentistry has to offer.
Our entire team understands the value of exceptional oral health for your child. But we also know that the best way for your child to view dental visits as a positive experience is to provide them with a fun, friendly environment. Everything about our office is designed to help kids feel good about their dental care.
We are in-network providers for BC/BS PPO, Delta Premier, Delta PPO, Dental Blue Guardian, and Altus, but we also accept many other out-of-network plans. Please call for more information, and a helpful member of our team will be happy to answer your questions.
Is it time to schedule your child’s first visit? Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to make a convenient appointment.