Education & prevention
District Dental believes the best type of dentistry for children is no dentistry at all and that good oral care begins with education. Our staff will always take the time to ensure that you and your child leave the office feeling completely equipped with the best knowledge and tools available in order to make the right decisions at home. Good oral care often equals good overall health and our mission is to ensure that every child we see is given the best chance at having a good, healthy start.
One of the most common questions we get is: “At what age should I start bringing my child to the dentist?”. While it is the general consensus to bring your child in when the first tooth appears (approximately 6 months), we believe that it is best to visit before you give birth, sometime in your third trimester. This allows us to help you prepare for the future needs of your child and lets us offer some education in regards to their oral development. Our goal is to provide you with a professional source of information that will help you determine what is best not only for your baby, but for yourself and your lifestyle.
While in the office, we can answer all of the questions you may have regarding your baby’s oral development, including:
- Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding
- Formula vs. Breast Milk
- Night Feeding
- When to introduce solids, etc