At Fontana Dental Group
in Fontana, CA, we really enjoy seeing new children. We want to see our kids get acclimated to the dental office as early as possible so they feel comfortable and, most importantly, welcomed in the office. We act as teachers as well as healers with all our patients. Many children learn their best oral hygiene habits from their dentist and hygienist and we want children and their parents to know the proper ways to keep their teeth healthy, including:
• How to avoid tooth decay
From infancy through the teenage years, our staff focuses not only on proper oral hygiene habits, but on dental issues specific to children
. Tooth decay is a chronic disease that is the most common among children — five times more common than asthma.
Your child's first birthday is usually the first time they should be brought in to see our dentistry experts. At this visit, we welcome them to the office and get them comfortable in the chair. If they are willing, we will look at the teeth and even polish with the child's permission. As your child grows, they will gradually allow us to do more until we are able to clean and polish their teeth and take x-rays at normal intervals.
After that first visit, Fontana Dental Group will want to see your baby every six months for the rest of her or his life. It is recommended by the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry that children are seen by their dentist within 6 months of their first tooth or 12 months old. We believe that good dental health begins at an early age. We take care of the teeth of children with love and patience they deserve.
Set up an appointment for your child today.