Here at Kellogg Dental, we know that children need specialized dental care. No one is born with an innate fear of the dentist’s office, but it is not unusual for children to have a fear of the unknown. That’s why our team goes above and beyond to provide your children with a safe and comfortable environment where they can experience a positive dental visit.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit the dentist no later than their first birthday. Kellogg Dental offers expertise and specialized care for any dental care needs to six month olds to adolescents. By bringing your child to the dentist at an early age, your child can benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right away. You’ll also avoid more costly and sometimes painful dental procedures that may arise down the road.  

During your child’s first visit to Kellogg Dental you should expect your doctor to review your child’s history and respond to any of your questions/concerns. The dentist or hygienist will discuss your child’s overall health at this visit including their development, teething, bite, gums and cheeks, and any oral habits like sucking. You will go over any potential risk factors that could lead to cavities or decay. The doctor will show you how to properly clean your child’s teeth and give you advice on home oral care including what toothpaste to use. During this visit you will learn what to expect as your child grows and more of their teeth start to emerge.  

Before you leave, your dentist will suggest a schedule for follow-up appointments. You should have a clear idea of your child’s oral development, what your responsibilities are, what the follow-up care routine with your dentist will be, and what the chances are of your child having any oral health problems like cavities or bite.  

Children should visit the dentist every six months for routine dental cleanings and checkups. Call Kellogg Dental at 517-618-0987 today to schedule your child’s next appointment!

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