According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s first dental examination is recommended at the time of the eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age. We follow the guidelines provided by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics. Westerville Pediatric Dental recommends regular dental exams.
Dr. Richards focuses on prevention dentistry, but often we feel that dental disease can be silent until it’s too late. We may recommend radiographs or x-rays of teeth if hidden dental problems are likely. X-rays help us appropriately manage our patients. Timely dental check-ups can prevent more extensive and expensive dental care. We firmly believe the early diagnosis of dental problems provides the opportunity for successful intervention. Dr. Richards will recommend a recall schedule that fits your child’s needs.