When should my child first see a dentist?
“First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
Why so early? What dental problems could a baby have?
The most important reason is to begin a thorough prevention program. Dental problems can begin early. A big concern is Early Childhood Caries (also know as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries). Your child risks severe decay from using a bottle during naps or at night or when they nurse continuously from the breast.
The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
What happens in a dental check-up for your kid?
At the Dental Care Group Clinic we will review your child’s medical and dental history. We will gently examine your child’s teeth, oral tissues, and jaws. The teeth will be cleaned and polished. We will help to start your child on a lifetime of good dental habits.
Caring for your infant teeth
Early childhood caries