At our office we see kids beginning one year of age. Once the baby has any teeth present in the mouth, he/she can be seen by a dentist or even before that to diagnose and treat any abnormalities of the jaw bones, gums,teeth and other oral structures.Kids who start visiting a dentist at an early age, tend to not be afraid, and find it a fun, educative experience and are known to have better oral health as adults and are more regular with their dental checkups later on in life. We can also advise parents on teething, brushing for young kids and thumb sucking prevention.
Cavities can be prevented or the incidence decreased dramatically by the use of fluoride and sealants for kids. Orthodontic treatment can sometimes be prevented or lessened by use of space maintainers, extraction of baby teeth in case of crowding with the permanent teeth. Early detection and treatment for kids can often prevent serious dental and medical issues later on.