Our goal is for your child to enjoy good oral health for a lifetime. We look forward to working with you to achieve that goal. We begin with the first visit when Dr. Casey performs a thorough oral examination to assess the health of your child’s teeth and gums as well as your child’s dental and orthodontic development. Following the examination, Dr. Casey performs a cleaning to remove plaque and calculus that can cause cavities and gum disease. We then apply topical fluoride varnish to make teeth more resistant to decay. As part of the initial visit, Dr. Casey obtains the radiographs (x-rays) that are appropriate to your child’s stage of development.