Baby’s first visit
When should you bring your baby for a first check-up?
You should bring your baby in for a first dental health check-up in his/her first year and/or after his/her first tooth comes out. If you have concerns before the teeth start to come out, you can contact us to schedule an appointment. Every individual is different, which means that sometimes your child may not reach the same growth milestones as his/her peers. Coming in to see your pediatric dentist is important so that you can find out what kind of growth to expect for your child. Just like raising a child is not one-size-fits-all, so is dental treatment. Your pediatric dentist will let you know what you can do for your child.
What to expect?
We like to start by having a chat to learn about anything important regarding your baby’s health. This includes the teeth and mouth, but also nutrition! Cleaning the teeth is important, but so is being mindful of nutritional habits.
On the first visit, the dentist will check the health of teeth and gums. The dentist will also talk about brushing techniques and let you know how you are doing. If you have any questions, ask away! Our pediatric dentist has a passion for education! We would rather your child grow up with healthy teeth without the need for complex dental procedures.
How often should I bring my baby to the dentist?
As your baby’s teeth are still developing, we recommend coming in for regular check-ups, at least once a year. Of course, if there is anything you are concerned about in your baby’s mouth, you can always contact us to have it looked at.