Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric dentists, such as Dr. Chardon, specialize in children's oral health and have advanced dental education and experience in adolescent behavior. Starting your child at a young age with the dentist helps prevent dental issues from arising before it's too late. Scheduling an appointment with us every 6 months will ensure your child's teeth are growing properly while also allowing us to check for any underlying problems.

The AAPD (American Association of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends scheduling your child’s first dental appointment no later than 6 months after their first tooth erupts, usually around a child’s first birthday. Not only does this get your child acclimated with coming to the dentist but it also helps prevent decay and encourage lifelong healthy oral habits

A few tips to prevent your child from getting cavities:

  • Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing and lead by example
  • Be aware of sugary drinks
  • Avoid sticky foods
  • Choose nutritious snacks

It is recommended to let baby teeth fall out on their own but we know wiggly teeth can be annoying! Encourage your child to pull on the tooth themself, allowing them to gauge the pain and tolerance level. Eating an apple can also help wiggle it out!

Parents should always choose a toothpaste with fluoride, which helps develop healthy teeth and prevent tooth decay.

1 in 3 children can benefit from early orthodontic treatment so we recommend visiting the orthodontist at age 7. This will ensure your child starts treatment at the right time for the best results on the easiest path.