The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a pediatric dentist by their first birthday or six months after getting their first tooth. At your child’s first dentist appointment, the pediatric dentist will take a medical history and perform a physical examination. They will also take X-rays of your child’s teeth and mouth to look for any problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. After the examination, the dentist will clean your child’s teeth and provide you with instructions on caring for their teeth at home.
If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist in the area, Herndon Dental Arts has a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dina Ghaly, DDS, MPH, ready to take care of your children’s dental needs.