Our team strives to make your child's visits to the dental office pleasurable, safe, and nurturing. The way we approach oral health is by focusing on prevention, wellness, and a lifetime of healthy habits. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office and we look forward to building a relationship that will last a lifetime.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends...
Establishing a Dental Home no later than 12 months of age to help children and their families institute a lifetime of good oral health.
Getting to know your teeth is fun! Dr. Jessica Marn wrote a fun interactive book " Charlotte wants to be a Pediatric Dentist " that you can use as a reference manual.
When new teeth arrive
Your child’s first primary, or “baby,” teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of six to 12 months and will continue to erupt until about age three. During this time, your child’s gums may feel tender and sore. To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of different teethers.
Your child’s primary teeth are shed at various times throughout childhood. Permanent teeth may begin erupting at age six and may continue until age 30. Adults have 28 permanent teeth (32, teeth including wisdom teeth).
Adopting healthy oral hygiene habits
Our team is focused on prevention, wellness, and a lifetime of healthy habits. Each of us is different and the treatment recommendations should reflect that and not a one-size fit all model. We tailor our recommendations to each child's needs and comfort level. We lovingly recommend bringing your child every six months for their check-up and cleaning.