Drs. Briscoe, Dosch, and Pittman are general family dentists who provide dental care for patients of all ages, including children! We recommend that children see a dentist around age three, or earlier if you have a concern. The doctors and staff at Briscoe & Dosch Cosmetic and Family Dentistry love watching their patients grow up over the years and genuinely enjoy being a part of their lives.
Preventive Dental Visits
To ensure your child grows up with a healthy smile, we recommend that he or she visit our Hutchinson dental office twice a year for regular checkup appointments. At these visits, your child may receive digital radiographs, a dental exam, cleaning, and a fluoride treatment. We also offer preventive sealants to reduce the risk of dental caries.
Oral Health Home Care
Starting at birth, we recommend you clean your child’s gums with either a soft infant toothbrush or a soft moist cloth. Once teeth begin to erupt, you may use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby’s teeth twice daily. From ages three to six years old, the amount of paste should be increased to a pea-size dollop. Children should always spit out excess toothpaste after brushing.
As young children do not have the ability to effectively clean their teeth, we recommend that you help your child brush his or her teeth to ensure each surface is cleaned properly.