Our office cares for the dental needs of children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you bring your child for a dental exam within 6 months of their first tooth eruption. You may also want to bring your child to your dental checkup so that your child can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. Your child’s independent checkup will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection. Dr. Carrico will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern.
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits every 6 months to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. Dr. Amy Carrico may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities.