At Bowers and Oki Family Dentistry, we see children of all ages. Children should be seen for their first dental visit around the age of 1, or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. These early visits are important for establishing a dental home, getting your child comfortable with the dentist, educating parents about home care and diet, and evaluating for cavities and growth.
Fluoride treatments are recommended for most children. Fluoride has been proven to prevent tooth decay and aid in remineralization of small cavities. It is an important and effective tool in maintaining the oral health of children.
Sealants are made of a clear or tooth colored material that seals the pits and grooves on the back teeth. This helps to prevent food and bacteria from settling in to these fissures, which prevents cavities from forming in the teeth.