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What to Expect During the First Dental Visit

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Dr. Fulleris the pediatric dentist at Pediatric Dentistry of Redlands, and recommends that your child should see a pediatric dentist no later than the age of one.  His recommendation is supported by both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and  American Academy of Pediatrics.  This recommendation was instituted to help prevent the most common medical problem in children, dental decay also known as caries. So now that you know when a child should have there first dental visit, what should you expect?

Children that are less than that age of three are usually not as cooperative as parents would like.  To a pediatric dentist that is okay.  So don't worry about them being a child when they visit. We are trained to work with children with all personalities! With the younger children you can expect Dr. Fuller to not only review the medical history and diet, but to also do a visual examination on your child, discuss growth, eruption of teeth, discuss fluoride and even do bacterial…

When should your child have there first dental exam/visit?

Many parents often question when their child should have their first dental appointment.  According to Cameron Fuller DDS, MS, anAmerican Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and owner of Pediatric Dentistry of Redlands, states that  "every child should be seen by 6 months and no later than their first birthday."   Dr. Fuller believes that this gives the doctor a chance to provide your family with important information such as the child's diet, child's habits (thumb sucking or pacifier use), hygiene, tooth eruption sequences, and an opportunity to discuss questions the parents may have.   This helps increase the chance that your child will grow up with a healthy mouth.