Pediatric dentistry focuses on children from birth through puberty. Once a child has all of their adult teeth -- usually by about age 13 -- their dentistry visits are the same as those of an adult.
Pediatric dentistry requires a different approach than adult dentistry, as many young patients are too young to understand the dental care process fully. It's essential to have a dentist like Dr. Zack, who is skilled at relating to children and helping even the youngest of patients with problems like anxiety and fear.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child's first visit to the dentist should occur on or before their first birthday. If your child's first tooth appears before their first birthday, it's best to schedule the visit then.
Dental visits are vital for young children for several reasons.
Children are particularly susceptible to tooth decay if they don't learn proper oral care habits early in life. Dr. Zack can help children learn proper brushing and flossing techniques to use at home.
Regular visits to Dr. Zack beginning at an early age can allow for early identification and treatment of bite problems, misalignment, and other issues.
Young children who learn that dental visits are an important -- and completely normal -- part of life are more likely to grow into adults who maintain good oral health for a lifetime.
It is also very important to set a good example and acustom children to routine dental visits at an early age.
Dr. Zack typically recommends that children have check-ups and dental cleanings every six months. If your child has tooth decay or other oral health issues, Dr. Zack may recommend a more frequent schedule.
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are the best gifts you can give your child -- it's the gift that keeps giving for the rest of their life! Use the online appointment tool to arrange your child's appointment with Dr. Zack at your convenience.
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