First Visit

When & What Is My Child’s First “Regular” Visit?

The first “regular” dental visit should be no later than your child’s first birthday. We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums. We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.

When Should My Child First Visit an Orthodontist?

Dr. Ashley would recommend an evaluation  your child around age 7. Many orthodontic issues will be treated once the child gets all of their permanent time. But some problems like overjet/underbite, and breaking bad habits may need to be treated early.