Dr. Stephanie Steinmetz Pediatric Dentistry Vestavia Hills

 

    Questions you may have

Q: What age should I bring my child for their first dental visit? 


A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should see a pediatric dentist around their first birthday. This answer often
surprises many people, but it really makes a lot of sense. This is called a preventive lap exam and it is with the primary caregiver. We go over dental habits, diet,medications, fluoride assessment and proper brushing as well as your child's risk for decay. This early visit helps to prevent cavities and identify poor habits from developing rather than just waiting to treat the results of poor habits.


Q: How often should I bring my child to see the Dentist?


A:
Typically we see patients for cleanings every 6 months. However, we are a preventive practice and we offer 3 month cleanings for those
children at risk of decay. We also have a 3 month Orthodontic cleaning
program which is very popular for our patients in braces as well as their Orthodontists! 


Q: How often should I floss my child's teeth?


A: Flossing of the teeth once per day, preferably at night, helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.

 

For any other questions you can visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's website at: www.aapd.org.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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