Infant Exam/Toddler Time
After your child’s first tooth erupts, you should start their semiannual dental checkups. These appointments allow us to recommend individualized dental care routines based on your current child’s oral health condition and risk factors. With these little ones, we will also show you the most effective way to brush despite their wiggliness.
These appointments also allow time to discuss other concerns such as the timing of teeth eruption, oral habits (thumb sucking and pacifier), future dental trauma, etc.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
With routine visits with us, our objective is to keep your child’s smile free of cavities and catch any other oral health issues early on before they progress. We also monitor your child’s growth and development at these biannual checkups, so that if needed, we can refer to an orthodontist at the right time.
Other than daily oral care, regular dental checkups and cleanings are the most important thing you can do for their oral health.
Dental Exams and Cleanings Reviews
"My son tends to get very anxious during his dental exams due to past experiences. From the moment I called to schedule the appointment to us walking in and meeting everyone it was such a wonderful experience. My son was a little nervous but those nerves were calmed by everyone he interacted with. He was able to get his xrays done, cleaning and examined without him screaming or crying. That is a big big deal for us. He was so happy and comfortable after all was done that he didn’t want to leave and is excited about his next cleaning!! All my questions were answered so clearly. My insurance is out of network but I am willing to pay the extra just to keep getting that excellent care!! Thank you WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry!"- C.R. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
"My name is Ashleigh, I am the step daughter of Jim Germany. I resently took my two foster kiddos here to have their first dental exams. This place exceeded my expectations. They made them feel so at easy and comfortable. Their lobby area is so great for kids who may be a little scared to come to the dentist. Filled with books, tablets and fun things to entertain the kids. Once we got back for the actual exam, their hygienist was kind and patient with them. Let them pick the movie to watch, play with the giant tooth brush and even helped the eldest remove his loose tooth. I highly recommend this pediatric dentist to anyone in the surround areas. I even felt more at ease because of the staff there. Thank you so much Dr. Lee, for treating these boys so kindly."- J.G. / Google / Aug 17, 2021
Dental exams FAQs
How important are dental exams for kids?
Cavities and tooth decay are common childhood conditions that lead to tooth loss. During a dental exam and cleaning, a pediatric dentist can identify and remove plaque buildup. Regular visits and good oral hygiene at home can go a long way in preventing cavities.
Is thumb sucking harmful for a child's teeth?
Thumb sucking is a normal activity of infants and young children. Eventually, children stop sucking their thumbs with help from their caregivers. However, research has indicated that prolonged thumb sucking and pacifier use can cause teeth misalignment and changes in the roof of the mouth.
How can I make my child more comfortable with a pediatric dentist?
Many children are afraid of the dentist, but there are ways to help them feel at ease. We recommend telling your child that a pediatric dentist can help keep their teeth clean and healthy. If your child has a favorite toy or teddy bear, bring it with them — so they can have something to hold onto during their appointment.