For children 3 and older, our New Patient visit includes an orientation to the office, soft tissue examination, scaling and polishing, necessary x-rays, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instruction, dental development evaluation, dietary and nutritional counseling, and patient/parent education. We encourage mom and/or dad to be present with their child during their entire visit. We teach you and your child how to best care for their teeth, advise on eating habits, and answer any specific questions you may have. We explain how cavities are caused, what we can do to prevent them, and how your children can help fight gum and tooth disease by brushing properly. All information is provided in an age appropriate manner to help nurture and encourage your child.