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.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you want to make sure that your baby’s first dental checkup happens by their first birthday, or when the teeth begin to emerge. Fun fact! Did you know that after birth, baby teeth continue to grow and develop above the gumline, even if you can’t see them? Having regular infant dental checkups can help identify any problems early, and make sure that your baby’s teeth grow strong and healthy.
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!