Infant Dentist in Burke, VA
Early infant oral care can help establish a lifetime of healthy teeth. It is crucial to have the correct education and implement proper care when it comes to your infant’s oral health. At Pediatric Dentistry of Burke, we provide the necessary information you need to prevent your child from experiencing oral complications that may follow them into adulthood. Our extensive dental training with infants have our dental team recognized as a top provider of infant oral care in Burke and surrounding communities.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends first clinical examination at eruption of first tooth and no later than twelve months of age*. The developing dentition and occlusion should be monitored throughout eruption at regular clinical examinations*. Research indicates that evidence based prevention and early detection and management of cavities improves a child’s oral health, general health, well-being, and school readiness*.
At Pediatric Dentistry of Burke we believe in these guidelines and are committed to supporting parents activities at an early age to establish a dental home in case of emergency but to also avoid the pain and discomfort that can result from caries. Part of every exam includes a caries risk assessment (CRA) to identify and prevent disease. It helps guide and develop individual treatment planning and periodicity of exams.
Some components of a comprehensive oral examination provided by Pediatric Dentistry as outlined by the AAPD include:
- general health/growth
- extraoral soft tissue
- temporalmandibular joint
- intraoral soft tissue
- oral hygiene and periodontal health
- developing occlusion
- caries risk
- behavior of child
Based on the visual examination and CRA additional diagnostic aids may be employed (radiographs, photographs) and additional consultations recommended.
*AAPD Reference Manual, Best Practices. V 40/ No 6 pgs 194-203