PEDIATRIC DENTAL SERVICES
Key Things To Know About Your Child's Dental Visit:
- We welcome all ages of children in our office
- Recommend first dental visit 6 months after first tooth appears or 12 months old
- 50% of 2 year olds in America have cavities
- X-rays are first taken around 4 years of age.
- Sealants are applied on the 6 year molars when they have come in completely. Then as the other adult molars and premolars come in sealants can be applied.
- We monitor and screen for the necessity of an orthodontics treatment option.
- Fluoride treatments are provided as a topical application every 6 months after the cleanings.
- We recommend prescription fluorides tablets from ages 3-9; benefiting the adult teeth that are forming during that time to help them be more resistant to cavities.
- We discuss with every child how to brush and floss properly.
- Tooth-colored fillings can be placed when treating decay.
- We do not use amalgam, silver fillings, on any of our patients.
Lifelong Dental Health
Establishing a habit of regular dental visits for your children from the very beginning will help to ensure their beautiful smiles last a lifetime.
You can feel confident in knowing that Dr. McCleery has the pediatric skills necessary and loves working with kids. The dental team at McCleery Dental goes the extra mile to make sure your kids are happy and comfortable, and that they actually look forward to coming back!
The Happy Visit
Dr. McCleery wants to be your children’s dentist! We love kids and warmly welcome them as patients and recommend that you bring in your children for their first pediatric dentistry appointment 6 months after their first tooth appears or when they are about 12 months old. We usually begin taking check-up x-rays around age 4.
During this initial Happy Visit we will discuss the use of topical and systemic fluorides for tooth development. Fluoride tablets or drops taken between three and nine years of age can significantly decrease the incidence of decay by incorporating fluoride into the teeth as they form. The water in Bend does not contain the level of fluoride needed to improve the health of teeth, so the oral tablets or drops are the best options.