The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental visit by age 1. We suggest establishing a dental home, a place for you and your child to have questions answered and establish a great relationship. If there is an emergency or trauma, you’ll have someone familiar to call.
Yes! Your child keeps some of their baby teeth until they’re 12 years old. They’ll need them for proper eating, speaking, and smiling. They also act as guides for the permanent teeth.
Toothpaste can be used as your child continues to get baby teeth. The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a “rice grain” or “smear” amount of toothpaste if your child is under 3 years old. For 3-6 year olds, a “pea-sized” amount of toothpaste is appropriate. Speak to Dr. Lenard about the type of toothpaste she recommends during your visit.
Assist your child with routine brushing twice a day, along with flossing when their teeth touch. Try to avoid gummy and sticky foods as a daily habit.
A pediatric dentist has gone through two years of specialty training after dental school and is eligible to become board-certified through a voluntary examination process of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Dr. Lenard is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is committed to the pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
We recommend that your child comes in for a routine check-up once every six months. In special cases, Dr. Lenard may recommend a different schedule, such as more frequent visits based on their oral health.
At All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, you will be greeted by a loving team, and you will find a caring environment geared toward a positive first experience. During the visit, we’ll evaluate your child’s teeth and oral health, plus do a cleaning and X-rays if indicated.
Stay calm! Dr. Lenard is available after hours for her patients. Please call the office and follow instructions to leave an after-hours message.
Schedule an appointment so that your child can get the care they need. We have a friendly team, gentle care, and a kid-friendly environment!
Yes! We have state of the art equipment to limit radiation. We are careful to limit the use of X-rays and evaluate the necessity for each child.
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