on taking the first step toward keeping your child’s smile healthy!
It’s important to visit your dentist! Your dental office is helping to keep your family cavity-free and COVID-19 safe.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association agree:
Children should see a dentist by the time they get their first tooth or celebrate their first birthday.
Healthy baby teeth lead to healthy adult teeth, and a healthy smile helps kids feel good so they can focus in school, eat healthy foods, and feel confident.
To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, we follow all recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Dental Association (ADA). We ask that you follow these special COVID-19 rules:
- Cancel your appointment if you have been diagnosed with or in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Cancel your appointment if you are sick.
- Wear a mask or face covering.
- Have your temperature taken and answer COVID-19 screening questions.
- Use hand sanitizer when entering and before exiting our clinics.
- Only the patient may come into the clinic. One companion is allowed if you are bringing a minor or need a caregiver.
Your child’s first dental visit should take place after that first tooth appears, but no later than the first birthday.
Why so early? Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development. They help him or her chew, speak and smile. But as soon as your baby has teeth, he or she can get cavities. Being proactive about your child’s dental health today can help keep his or her smile healthy for life.
To find a dentist, Alliance and Medi-Cal members can:
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