Frequently Asked Questions
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Recently we were asked by a patient when she should bring in her son for his first dental check-up. The answer was a big surprise for her, because the answer has changed recently. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association now recommend a dental exam about 6 months after the eruption of the infant's first tooth or about 1 year of age.
Good news for many of our patients who have been taking 4 large pills before their dental visit. The American Heart Association and the American Dental Association have published updated standards about which patients would benefit by
continuing with pre-medication.
When we offered a fluoride application to an adult (anyone over 18 years old) patient, there was a look of surprise and a question, "I thought fluoride was just for little kids!" The American Dental Association released a paper updating the use of topical fluoride applications in 2006. Specific recommendations with varying risk factors as well as the improved type of product and method topical fluoride is applied is discussed in our FAQ article.