Early and regular visits to a Factoria pediatric dentist are critical for your child’s well-being, and set the stage for a lifetime of oral health. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises parents to take their children to a pediatric dentist by one year of age, and no more than six months from the appearance of the first tooth. After the initial appointment, an exam should be scheduled annually through age three, and every six months from that point forward.
What happens during your child’s first appointment at the Kid’s Smile pediatric dentistry clinic? First of all, our dentist will gently and meticulously examine your child’s teeth and mouth, followed by a careful cleaning and preventive fluoride application. Next, to make sure we understand how your child’s teeth are coming in, and can readily detect any potential concerns, our staff may take X-rays, in accordance with AAPD guidelines. As parents, we know it can be difficult to decide which Factoria pediatric dentist to trust with your child’s care. For this reason, a hallmark of our approach is close consultation with parents: we believe in keeping parents thoroughly informed, and closely involved in every single decision. Want to find out more? Feel free to request a complimentary, no-obligation meeting with Dr. Yu before scheduling your first appointment!
Factoria Pediatric Dental Care Forms
To help our clinic serve you and your child as efficiently as possible, you are welcome to complete these forms to the best of your ability before the appointment: