San Jose Pedodontist – Your Child’s First Visit

Your Child’s First Visit
Children’s Dentistry

During the excitement of your child’s first year of development, you may not be thinking much about his or her teeth. But it’s important that your child see a pedodontist at Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. early. Children should see a child dentist either within 6 months after their first tooth emerges through the gum (usually at 6 to 8 months) or by their first birthday. This early visit gives the pedodontist a chance to examine any existing teeth for decay and to look for any potential problems. It also gives the pedodontist an opportunity to educate parents. The San Jose pedodontist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S.,Inc may talk to you about:

Good oral hygiene and cavity prevention
Fluoride needs
Oral habits
Preventing trauma
Developmental milestones
Non-nutritive sucking
Oral habits
Proper nutrition

After this first visit, the pedodontist will suggest a schedule of periodic checkups. While many children see their dentists every six months, some require more frequent observation.

Some health conditions require the child to take antibiotics before and after treatment to avoid certain bacterial infections. In addition, some medical or dental conditions can make the child more susceptible to dental problems, so the pedodontist may suggest more frequent visits.

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