Our team at Turlock Dental Care is thrilled to serve your entire family, including your children!
Dr. Robert A. McCulla recommends bringing your child into our office for their first visit by the time they are 1 years old or six months after their first tooth has erupted. During this visit, your dentist will gently and thoroughly examine your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw to ensure a strong oral health at this time. If it is needed, your dentist will provide a fluoride treatment to give your child the nutrition they need in order to have steadfast and reliable teeth. This visit is also beneficial for our dentist. It gives him a chance to meet your child in a friendly and non-threatening way. This is a great opportunity to help your child feel comfortable and safe at our dental office. This is also beneficial for you as a parent. During this meeting, we will be able to give you the proper tips you need in order to help your child have a positive and successful dental experience. Some of the tips we will give you include:
- A proper daily oral hygiene routine
- Beneficial nutrition and diet
- Thumb sucking and tongue thrusting habits
- Developmental milestones
- Attending frequent dental checkups
- The proper dental instruments to use each day
To learn more about pediatric dentistry in Turlock, California, and to schedule your child’s first dental appointment, call our office today. We look forward to meeting your child!