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Fargo General Preventive Dentistry of Jim Lundstrom, DDS - Kids Corner
The key to a happy, long-lasting life begins with developing proper oral hygiene habits at an early age. At Lundstrom Family Dentistry, we routinely take appointments for children three years old and up and offer a variety of pediatric dentistry services. If you are you looking for a fun and safe place to bring your children for their next dental check-up, we encourage you to use this page as an informative resource before visiting your Fargo dentist for kids.
What happens at the first dental visit
We want to make the dental office a fun and exciting place for kids to come! At the first visit our goal is to make your child comfortable at our office and with our team. The first thing we'll do is give your child a ride in the chair and pick out some cool sunglasses to wear during their visit. Your child will have a cleaning, exam, and x-rays completed while we take extra time to explain each step. We will make your child comfortable and most importantly, we'll make it fun!! After their first visit your child will get a special prize and for every visit they also get a token to use in our treasure tower!!
Kids who are cavity free after their visit can enter to win! The No Cavity Club winner is picked once per month. Each child who wins the drawing gets to come in and pick out some really great prizes. The prizes range from stuffed animals, pizza and ice cream certificates, or even golden tokens for the treasure tower. They also get their photo taken and with parent's permission, we display it for everyone to see for the entire month! The No Cavity Club is a really great incentive for kids to brush and floss. It also gets them excited about coming to the dentist. We always try to make a child's visit as interactive as possible! Click HERE to see our current and past winners!!
Age 0-6: The Growing Years: A baby's 4 front teeth usually erupt first, typically at about 6 months. Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3 years old. A child's first dental visit should be scheduled at age 3.
Age 6-12: The Transition Years: Age 6 is when children typically begin to lose their primary teeth. The first permanent molars usually erupt between ages 5 and 6. Dental sealants are placed on the newly erupted permanent teeth during this period to help prevent decay. You can also help by enforcing good home care (i.e. regular brushing and flossing).