A lifetime of good oral health begins during infancy, even before the first teeth emerge. Parents who are well-educated in children’s dental health can more adequately ensure that a child’s oral care needs are met. From an early age, pediatric dentists serve as partners in oral health and prevention, answering questions and providing helpful information about teething and at-home oral care.
The AAPD, ADA, and AAP all recommend a dental visit for children by the age of 1. This first visit is important in establishing a relationship with your dentist, familiarizing your child to a new environment, as well as setting the stage for lifelong lessons in oral health. At this visit, we will review your child’s medical health, perform a comprehensive oral examination, and provide diet and hygiene education.