General & Family Dentistry
Dr. Michael B. Wilhite and our dental team are thrilled to treat patients of all ages. We recommend that your child visit our office by age one, or within six months after his or her first tooth comes in. Your child’s first visit is usually short and involves little treatment. This visit will give your child to meet our dentist in a friendly environment. Our dentist may ask you to sit in the dental chair, holding your child during their exam. You may also be asked to wait in the reception room during part of the exam so that your child can grow to trust our dentist.
Our dentist will examine all of your child’s teeth for decay, check their bite, and look for any problems or potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. Our hygienist may clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride. Then Dr. Michael B. Wilhite and our hygienist will instruct you about dental care for children and answer any questions you may have. It is important to care for the primary teeth, or baby teeth, because they allow your child to chew and speak. In addition to this, they save space for the future permanent teeth. The baby teeth should remain in your child’s mouth until the permanent teeth beneath them are ready to break through the gums.
We welcome you to contact Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your child’s visit.