The first examination is recommended at the time of the eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age. The developing dentition and occlusion should be monitored throughout eruption at regular clinical examinations.
Early detection of oral conditions can improve a child’s oral health, general health and well-being, and school readiness. Delayed diagnosis of dental disease can result in exacerbated problems which lead to more extensive and costly care.
The most common interval of examination is six months; however, some patients may require examination and preventive services at more frequent intervals based on historical, clinical, and radiographic findings.
Dental caries are among the most prevalent health problems facing infants, children, and adolescents in America. At the Smile Gallery, it is our goal to establish a relationship based on trust and to instill confidence in our young patients, generating a positive dental experience to last a lifetime.