Baby's First Dental Visit

So your baby just got their first tooth! Congrats!

 

Early dental care can help you and your child get the information you need to ensure a happy and healthy smile. The earlier the child starts, the better the prognosis for a healthy mouth. This visit also gives the child an opportunity to become familiar with the dental office and have a positive first dental experience. 

 

Dr.Brody, Dr. Storch and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend for your child to have their first dental visit around age 1. 

 

 

You can expect a complete oral evaluation where the dentist will look to make sure everything is ok plus go over how to clean and take care of your baby’s teeth and gums. 

 

Children can develop cavities early on from the sugars found in baby formula and breastmilk.   Establishing good oral healthcare habits at an early age is the best start to a cavity free life. 

 

To make your baby’s first visit a great one:

 

*Schedule your appointment in the morning time when your child is well rested

*Make sure your child has had a snack, diaper changed and is a happy camper

*Read books or watch videos about dentistry for kids

*Practice by having your child open their mouths and counting their teeth

 

Most importantly, keep a positive attitude. Your child will see and follow your lead.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your little one because every child deserves a cavity-free smile!

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