Dental care begins when a child’s first tooth appears!

Make Melody Dentistry for Kids Your Child’s Dental Home

Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by their first birthday. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. This is why we offer complimentary infant exams to children 12 months old or younger!

What to Expect from an Infant Dental Exam

When you bring your child in for an infant exam, Dr. Manske will check for any sores or bumps on their tongue, inside their cheeks, and on the roof of their mouth, as well as evaluating their oral hygiene and overall health. This includes discussing their drinking and eating habits and risk of tooth decay. Next, she will gently scrub their teeth to remove stains or deposits and will instruct you on how to care for their teeth at home.

Schedule Your Child’s Complimentary Infant Exam Today!

If you’d like to know more about the advantages of establishing a dental home for your child or what an infant exam is like and how you can prepare for it, we’d love to give you all the information you need. Just give us a call at (424) 322-4780 or send us an email.