A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a solid foundation by bringing them for an exam and cleaning twice each year.
Encourage your child to listen to the dental team during their visit. We also recommend that you work with your child at home to improve their dental hygiene routine.
When Should My Child See a Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has found that your child should visit the dentist within 6 months of getting their first tooth or by age 1.
Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintaining good oral health.
What to Expect
During each visit, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. We will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other issues.
We may also take X-rays during your child's appointment so we can detect any underlying issues.
Tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood illness in the United States. We will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth as they grow. We'll also discuss dental hygiene habits and healthy food choices.
Dr. Michael Nichols and his team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
We may recommend fluoride treatment for your child. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. We may apply fluoride in our office or recommend certain toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Request an Appointment With Us
Our family dentist in Grand Rapids, MI, is ready to help your child maintain a healthy smile. To request an appointment, call Nichols Family Dentistry at (616) 949-5290. We hope we hear from you soon!