The first tooth is a milestone in your baby’s life. As soon as the first tooth emerges, or by their first birthday, your child should have their first dental checkup. At this visit, we will:
- Review your baby’s medical history and any concerns you have
- Examine your baby’s mouth for any signs of decay or other problems
- Show you how to clean their teeth
- Discuss risk factors for getting cavities and talk about how to prevent them
Early and regular dentist visits can help your child avoid decay, a problem for 40% of 2- to 5-year olds. Developing good dental hygiene from the first tooth will help your child grow strong teeth so they learn to chew properly and speak clearly, and make space for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Heath Pediatric Dentistry will make your child’s first visit a pleasant experience and help your child start on the road to cavity-free teeth and healthy mouths.