Dr. Jacobs specializes in pediatric dentistry. That means she underwent several years of additional dental training and focuses on specialty oral care for infants, young children and adolescents, as well as kids with special needs. Right now in the U.S., tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease—four times more frequent than early childhood obesity, five times more so than asthma and 20 times more common than diabetes. Routine visits are suggested every six months for children, and these checkups are critical for preventative care.
Depending the patient’s oral health, checkups can include a comprehensive dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and scaling, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instruction for parents and children, and nutrition counseling.