When your baby starts to get their first teeth, it is a major event in your life, and it’s important to build good oral hygiene habits from an early age to make sure that your infant’s teeth are healthy and strong. At the same time, infant dental exams are easier than other pediatric appointments because they don’t require any anesthesia or deep cleaning. The most important part of infant dental visits is getting your infant in to see a trusted pediatric dentist.
No infant is too young for a dental exam. In fact, we recommend beginning visits by the age of two months so any dental issues can be detected early and treated with minimal intervention. Plaque buildup begins on teeth as early as six months after birth, which is why regular infant dental exams are crucial to establishing good oral health habits at an early age.
Smile Explorers can help! Our pediatric dentists have years of experience ensuring that your child’s first teeth grow healthy, and that your baby has a beautiful smile. In order to build a lifetime of good dental health, during our first visit we will want to go over:
When your child is teething, you may notice that your child is drooling, chewing on everything, fussy, and may sometimes have a little fever while the teeth are coming through. While these are normal for your baby to experience, if you have any concerns or are worried, we encourage you to give our office a call so we can make sure that there are no problems.
Here at Smile Explorers, we are dedicated to making your child’s first visit to the dentist a pleasant experience. We are proud to serve our community, and offer friendly, anxiety-free infant dental exams.
Looking for some more information about dental infant exams? Give our team a call today!