Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Winter 2022 9 Presbyterian’s Translation and Interpretation Services Communication is important to you and to us. That’s why we offer translation services if you need them. We want to make sure you have the information in the language or format you use so you can take charge of your own healthcare. We have bilingual staff and certified translator services if you want to use these services. These services are available to help you talk with providers, nurses, and caregivers; learn about your health plan; and much more. Our translation and interpreter services include: • Language translation • Written materials translation • Telephonic interpreters • In-person interpreters • American Sign Language interpreters ● Video remote interpreters It’s easy to request these services. Call the Presbyterian Customer Service Center at the number on your member ID card. When to take your child to their first dentist appointment The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children go to their first dental appointment by the time they turn one year old. This helps establish a foundation for good dental and oral care, and even gets your child used to going to the dentist. This may help them have less fear and anxiety about the dentist as they get older. Typically, lower front teeth will start to come in between 6 to 10 months of age. Upper teeth may come in a few months after that. Some children get teeth earlier or later, so don’t be worried if your child hasn’t gotten a tooth by the time they turn one. You should still visit a dentist as they can help determine if there are other factors at play. At the first dental appointment, the child’s oral health will be addressed. Their dentist may: ● Address oral habits such as finger or thumb sucking or using a pacifier ● Ask about teething and drooling ● Assess any first teeth that have appeared ● Discuss diet and oral health, even starting different foods ● Suggest limiting juices ● Remind you no bottles in the crib or bed at nap or bed time ● Teach you how to help your infant/ toddler care for their teeth and use a toothbrush As your child grows, you can help them practice healthy dental habits. This includes regular dental check-ups, limiting sugar intake, and brushing their teeth twice a day. As parents and guardians, you are your children’s best teachers for healthy choices. Going to the dentist for your own oral care will model what your child can do for their own care as they grow. Sources: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Schedule your child’s annual dental visit today.