What To Expect at your child's first Dental Exam


The age 1 care visit is similar to a well-baby check at the physician's office.


At the visit, you should expect the pediatric dentist or hygienist to:

1. Review your child's history

2. Respond to your questions and concerns

3. Talk with you about your child's overall oral health, including:



-Bite (how your child's teeth will come together)

-Soft tissues such as gums and cheeks

-Oral habits such as sucking

-Factors that affect the risk of cavities, such as diet, hygiene practices,

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The pediatric dentist or hygienist may also clean your child's teeth. This is likely to occur if your child's teeth have a stain that commonly appears in infants. The dentist or hygienist also may apply fluoride, particularly if your child has a higher than average risk of developing cavities.


Recare “Checkup” Appointments Northwest Pediatric Dentistry recare (recall) appointments with pediatric dentists  Dr. Jeffrey MarksDr. Kristin Johannsen involves more than "just a cleaning."


They view each recare (recall) appointment as an opportunity to provide you and your child the tools needed to remain cavity free and healthy. Please take a look at the initial exam section above to see the types of services your child will receive at every recare appointment.


As your child grows and his/her oral hygiene or dietary habits change, so will the instructions we provide for maintaining your child’s health.