Infants First Exam
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend that a child’s first dental visit should come as soon as their first tooth appears (or at least by age one).
An early start to professional dental care is an important component of lifelong dental health.
During this initial visit, you and your child will have a chance to meet our staff and get comfortable in the office setting.
Our staff will then gently clean their teeth and gums and give them a short oral exam while they lay down in your lap. After that, we will discuss how you can best care of your child’s teeth at home as well as expected dental developmental milestones.
Depending on the age of your child, it may include a full oral exam to check growth and development of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues.
Preparing for the first visit
Some of the topics we will cover will involve fluoride for infants, teething, non-nutritive habits (pacifier use, thumb sucking, teeth grinding), tooth and gum care after feeding, and tethered oral tissues (tongue/lip ties).