For babies younger than two years of age we recommend:
Our office, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that you bring your baby for their first dental appointment at age one or when the first tooth appears.
This is a very important appointment for you baby. In addition to checking the mouth for decay and for proper growth and development of the teeth and the jaw, you will receive information about:
- Tooth eruption and handling teeth discomfort
- Caring for baby’s teeth and gums
- Cavity prevention
- Creating a safe environment for your baby and other children
- What to do if a tooth is injured
- Harmful habits
This appointment gets your baby off to the right start for a lifetime of healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.
This also creates a positive outlook on dental care throughout their life.