Your Child's First Dental Visit
Our goal is to make your child's first visit a positive one and create a comfortable, caring dental home that provides the resources your little one needs to establish good oral health.
When your baby's teeth start to come in
The eruption of your baby's first tooth represents an important milestone in their development and an excellent time to establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. For this reason, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling a visit with a pediatric dentist "by age one or within six months after the first tooth erupts." However, as things stand, many babies do not get brought to the dentist until they are a bit older, or a problem arises.
The importance of baby teeth
Beyond the apparent functions of helping your child chew and speak, baby teeth also play an essential role in the future development of your little one's smile. Acting as placeholders, this first set of primary teeth helps to guide the permanent ones into their proper positions as they erupt into place. Because your child's baby teeth are immediately susceptible to tooth decay, you must start keeping your child's smile clean and healthy from the moment they appear in the mouth.