How does pediatric dentistry differ from general dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry focuses on the dental health of children. It includes the special dental needs of children, as well as ways to make a child feel comfortable and alleviate anxiety that may arise during a dental visit. Here at Bright Valley Dental, we place great importance on the comfort and needs of your child during their appointment.
When should I bring my child to their first dentist appointment?
A child should have their first dental visit after their first tooth appears, and before their first birthday, as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). The purpose of this early visit is to establish a dental home and lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.