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!
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.