Dental Exams (recommended every six months starting at age 1)
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association recommend every child see a dentist by age 1 or within 6 months of the first tooth erupting. Knee to knee dental exams allow the infant or very young patient to be embraced by his or her parent while Dr. Seetin is able to closely examine and address any parental concerns.
One-on-one dental exams allow our specialized dental staff to introduce a young patient to the pediatric dental world. We encourage parents of toddlers and older children to promote their child’s independence by allowing them to experience cleanings on their own if at all possible. This technique offers your child the opportunity to see, touch, feel and ask any questions. We check and count their teeth and evaluate oral conditions.
Dental Cleanings (recommended twice a year)
Our fun and energetic team is dedicated to creating a unique and positive dental experience while “tickling,” brushing, and cleaning every tooth!
Our goal is to protect your child from unnecessary radiation and dental caries (cavities). We use the latest digital technology that has reduced the exposure dose to a fraction of what it used to be with old films. We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and take dental radiographs once a year and when indicated.
Many teeth, especially permanent molars that erupt at ages 6 and 12, can have deep grooves, pits, and fissures that can trap food and bacteria – making them prone to cavities. We can help to protect teeth from cavities by utilizing state of the art technology to seal these grooves, pits or fissures that your child’s teeth may have. It is drill-less and no numbing is necessary.
Fluorides – (tooth “vitamins” or “muscles”)
We offer all kinds of flavors of topical fluoride to choose from: orange, cherry, grape, strawberry, pink bubblegum and mint! Professionally applied fluorides are recommended by the ADA and AAPD for their ability to protect and make teeth stronger.