At Alicia C. Almeida, DMD, PC, we welcome new patients of all ages to our dental office. Dr. Almeida has experience treating patients from ages 1 to 100 and encourage regular visits from the whole family.
What Age Should My Child Visit the Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday. By age one, your child will have a number of teeth and early dental visits help your child become accustomed to the dental office.
These early visits are a way for us to help your child feel relaxed and to create a positive dental experience. It also allows us the opportunity to monitor growth and look for any decay or trouble with new teeth.
Your Child’s First Visit
We understand that your little one is precious to you. We will treat your child with compassion and gentleness, and always go at their pace so that they view dental visits as a fun and positive part of their healthcare routine.
Our knowledgeable team will use this opportunity to discuss habits you can avoid to prevent tooth decay. We will also discuss nutrition, home care, and dental cleaning frequency to help your little one develop a healthy, pain-free smile.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental decay is the most common preventable childhood disease in America. With a few simple habits, you can help your child avoid this condition and accompanying dental treatment.
We will examine your child’s teeth, demonstrate good brushing technique, and take them for a ride in the chair. Often, children at this age have short attention spans, but this first step is important for a lifelong foundation in good dental health.
Ongoing Pediatric Dental Care
As your little one grows, we will implement more preventive care and diagnostic tools into their dental appointments. Dental cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants are the main services we offer.
We will leave time at your child’s appointment for you to update us on any changes or to ask questions. After all, you play the largest role in the health of your child’s smile!
We enjoy working with your entire family and love seeing your little one grow and develop their own healthy habits. We will work with them as they grow to help them develop a healthy oral care routine to protect their precious smile.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment
Whether you are new to the area or simply looking for a good dental home for your entire family, our Naugatuck, CT dental team awaits your call! We look forward to helping your entire family achieve and maintain beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.