The answer might surprise you. The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that kids see the dentist whenever their first tooth comes out, or when they turn 1 year old.
Do you have an older child who hasn’t yet seen the dentist? That’s okay! The best time to start is now. The sooner you bring your kids to The Little Royals: Dentistry For Kids, the sooner they can get the dental care they need. Contact us today to get started if you are located in Jupiter or Palm Beach Gardens.
If your child is very young (1-2 years) and does not yet have most of their teeth, we’ll usually do a “lap exam.” You can hold your child in your lap, and one of our team will clean their teeth and gums individually. Then, Dr. Yasi or Dr. Sal Colombo will examine your child’s mouth, and answer any questions you may have about their oral development.
For older kids (2-3 or older) who have most or all of their baby teeth, we’ll do a standard cleaning, which will be just like the teeth cleanings adults get. One of our hygienists will gently remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth, buff their teeth with a high-powered toothbrush, and floss between their teeth.
Then, Dr. Yasi or Dr. Sal Colombo will examine their mouths. We may also recommend x-rays if we deem them to be necessary, and you approve them. Then, Dr. Yasi or Dr. Sal will discuss your child’s oral health with you, and let you know if they need any further treatment.
Yes! Regular dental visits are especially important for young children. This makes sense when you think about how quickly your child is growing, and how quickly they can develop in just six months.
Seeing a dentist like Dr. Sal or Dr. Yasi Colombo every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam has a number of benefits. First, your child’s teeth will be cleaned to ensure they’re healthy and bright. We’ll also be able to check for cavities, and use x-rays and oral exams to look for any signs of potential oral development issues. By seeing us for regular six-month cleanings, you’ll get peace of mind, and know that your child’s mouth is healthy!
"My daughter had a great first dentist appointment experience. The office is beautiful and clean and Dr. Sal was very knowledgeable. He took his time and was very patient with my daughter. I couldn't believe how well my 19-month-old daughter sat while getting her teeth cleaned. She loved the artwork and felt very comfortable with the dentist and staff. They went out of their way to make sure my daughter felt comfortable in her new surroundings. I loved this office and would highly recommend them."
"Our first visit was this morning with Dr. Sal and now it's hours later and I have not been able to stop telling my family and friends how incredibly happy we are that we found The Little Royals. The office is extremely kid friendly. It's set up for kids of all ages and families of all types. This was my 2-year-old's first visit to a dentist so of course everyone was a little apprehensive. Dr. Sal and his staff made all of us feel so comfortable and I appreciate the extra time, patience and care he gave us. If you are looking for a pediatric dentist in Jupiter, this is it. This is where you need to go."
"If I could give them 10 stars I would, hands down the best dentist I’ve been to. They really knew how to handle my son and his nerves and made him extremely comfortable. Dr. Yasi and her staff were very welcoming and explained everything in detail! Glad to have found my son's new dentist!"
"2 of the kindest and most caring people i know. most knowledgeable pediatric dentists around."
"These two dentists are both extremely kind and caring. They are excellent with my children (16 and 6)! I have noticed that they are committed to continuous learning and always strive to provide the absolute best care to all children they treat."
"What a great experience our little man had for his first dental appointment! From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is welcoming, staff is friendly, and Dr. Sal and Dr. Yasi made sure to give you all the time you need and provided great education! It was an amazing experience from beginning to end!"
"Dr. Yasi and Dr. Sal are intelligent and compassionate doctors that we really feel lucky to have found. It makes such a difference to be able to trust the dentists when your little one has a difficult situation like we did, and we will be going back for regular care! A great team."
"The environment is welcoming and comfortable for children. The staff is absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend parents to bring their children, they will most definitely enjoy their visit! My daughter is already asking when we will be back!"
"This was the best experience myself or my children have ever had. Dr. Sal was so patient with my toddler and so accommodating with my teenager. The hygienist was so comforting and helpful to both of my children. We will definitely be visiting The Little Royals for all of our pediatric dentistry needs and we've already told all of our friends!"