Your Child's First Visit
During your child's first dental visit, our Pediatric Dentist - Dr. D'alessandria, Nestor will check your child's mouth and teeth health - to make sure there is no decay! In addition, tooth alignment and growth patterns will be monitored to watch for problems with your child's bite. As a parent, you will know if your child's teeth are being brushed and flossed properly.
Non-nutritive habits will be addressed with the parents for them to understand what is the best for the child's oral health. He will also discuss injury prevention and how it is important to establish a Dental Home for your child.
Here are some topics that your pediatric dentist - Dr. D'alessandria may cover:
Good oral hygiene practices for your child’s teeth and gums
Oral habits (thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking)
Schedule of dental checkup visits.
Many pediatric dentists like to see children every 6 months to build up the child’s comfort and confidence level in visiting the dentist, to monitor the development of the teeth, and to promptly treat any developing problems. It’s important to know that the parent or legal guardian who accompanies the child for this first visit will be asked to complete medical and health information forms concerning the child. Come prepared with the necessary information. It is also important to understand that if your child needs immediate dental work, Dr. D'alessadria (a top rated pediatric dentist in sunrise and plantation, fl - will advice to get the treatment done as soon as possible. He will explain the entire treatment to the parent before doing any work.
What is a Dental Home?
As a parent, you are probably asking yourself "What is a Dental Home?"
According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, AAPD - A dental home is an ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. The dental home should be established no later than 12 months of age and includes referral to dental specialists when appropriate
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Having your child visit the dentist visit for regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay can save you money and reduce the need for further dental treatments.
Top Rated Pediatric Dentist serving Sunrise & Plantation, FL
Dr. D'alessandria is an affordable, friendly, and caring pediatric dentist serving the community of Plantation and Sunrise, Florida.
Pediatric Dental Land accepts all PPO insurances, HMO discounts, and also Medicaid. Call us to schedule your child's appointment.