We are very excited to see you and your child for your first visit with us. At the beginning of your child’s first visit, we will review his or her dental and medical history. Then, Dr. Castillo will explain that he is going to “count” your child’s teeth and show your son or daughter in a mirror. If your child is under the age of 3, we will likely do what is called a “lap exam.” You will hold and comfort your child while sitting knee to knee with Dr. Castillo. As patients get a little older, we will show them how to take a ride in our dental chair.
After the exam, we may clean and polish your child’s teeth. We also recommend a fluoride treatment at check-up appointments to help prevent decay. If necessary, we’ll take “pictures” or X-rays of your child’s teeth using our digital X-rays. Finally, Dr. Castillo will create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have.
The importance of dentistry for children is to ensure their “baby” teeth stay healthy and strong to prepare their permanent teeth to come in. It’s no secret that some kids have a tough time visiting doctor’s offices, so we strive to bring the utmost comfort and confidence to help your children understand dental care.
Your child’s dental treatment will be personalized, as previously mentioned, so no two treatments of our patients will be the same. Since your child’s smile is growing every day, there are many developments we’re keeping an eye out to make sure things are moving in the right direction. Their baby teeth are creating the space for their permanent teeth to arrive, so it’s important that this area is properly taken care of as they grow up.
We encourage you to give our office a call at 210-510-2862 to learn more about our dentistry for children and see how their smile will thrive in the future!
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