At your child’s first dental visit, we tailor all treatment to your child’s needs. For babies and toddlers, we can treat them in the chair or on mom or dad’s lap. If your child will not tolerate our prophy cup (“spin brush”), then we may do a toothbrush prophy (cleaning). If parents prefer a private room, one is available. We will determine if X-rays are needed based on your child’s age, space between their teeth, and risk of decay (cavities). Once a child is around six years old, we begin taking a large panoramic X-ray to evaluate the development of the permanent teeth, to check for missing or extra teeth, to evaluate the jaw joints and sinuses, and to check for any possible pathologies/ abnormalities. When needed, we will make the proper referral to a local orthodontist. At the end of each cleaning/ exam, we recommend you child receives the fluoride application. At that time we will then discuss any recommended changes that need to be made to diet or home care, and we will also explain any treatment that is needed and all possible treatment options. The front desk will help schedule and answer any insurance or payment questions you may have.