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4893 Rochester Road Suite C
Troy, MI 48085
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Family DentistIf you’re currently asking yourself whether your child should start taking regular trips to the dentist, then most likely it’s the perfect time! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see their dentist by their first birthday or when the first tooth erupts. If your child has just celebrated his or her first birthday, it’s time to get them an appointment to see their Troy family dentist.
 
If this is your first child, you may be asking questions about your upcoming visit. Here is what you need to know, so there are no surprises.
 

What will happen during my child’s first dental visit?

The first visit is really about establishing rapport. After all, we want your child comfortable coming to our office. Plus, the sooner you can get him in for regular cleanings and exams the more relaxed and commonplace visiting the dentist will become. We will sit down and talk with both you and your child and get to know more about your child’s medical history.
 

What will we discuss during my child’s dental visit?

We will talk about how to care for your child’s mouth and erupting teeth. We will also talk about ways you can prevent cavities, how to use fluoride to keep teeth healthy, healthy dental development and even eating habits. Also, if you have any questions now is the best time to address them.
 

Will there be a dental exam?

We will take a quick look at your child’s mouth; however, we often do this while the child is sitting in the parent’s lap so they feel comfortable. We will also make sure your child isn’t dealing with any cavities or signs of decay. If we notice any stains we may also do a light cleaning.
 

Call Rochester Dental Today!

Again, if you have any questions about your child’s oral health, this first visit is the best time to address them. We want your child to have a healthy smile, and parents are a major component to promoting good oral health.
 
Schedule your child’s first appointment today with your Troy, MI, family dentist. We can’t wait to get to know your little one! Are you a patient of Rochester Dental? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!
By Rochester Dental
October 30, 2013
Category: Dental Hygiene
Tags: Troy   Dentist   Dental Hygiene  
family dentist troy MIDuring the month of October we want to place a stronger emphasis on maintaining proper dental hygiene.  From tips on brushing and flossing to visiting Rochester Dental for bi-annual dental visits, we want to make sure you are caring for your teeth and gums in the right way.
 
At Rochester Dental we want to be your partner in dental health.  Just as we work with you to create a healthy smile, it is important for you to maintain your part outside of our office in order to keep periodontal disease at bay. By practicing proper dental hygiene at home you will be maintaining your dental health while also preventing periodontal disease from developing. 
 

Dental Care at Home

 
While visiting our office twice a year is vital in maintaining optimal oral health, it is also important to perform the following between visits:
  • Spend at least three minutes brushing your teeth twice a day. If you have to, use a timer to ensure that you are spending enough time brushing, or even hum “Happy Birthday” to yourself.
  • Purchase an ADA-approved toothpaste.
  • Use floss at least once a day to clean between your teeth.
 
Basically, if you brush and floss correctly, you are protecting your teeth and gums even more between dental visits.  As your dentists in Troy, Dr. Debra Halsey and Dr. William Carmody are available at Rochester Dental to help you establish a proper oral hygiene regimen.
 
If you have questions on proper oral hygiene, please contact our Troy family dentists at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment, or simply visit our website for up-to-date dental information.
 
What do you include in your oral hygiene regimen to ensure your oral health? Share your answers below!