Seeing your baby’s first smiles is probably one of your favorite things ever -- but did you know those precious little teeth are vulnerable to decay and infection? That’s why the D’Andrea and Pantera dental team recommends babies visit the dentist when their pearly whites start to erupt, or a little before their first birthday.
When we see your child’s smile early, we can make sure everything is developing as it should. A visit with your dentist will also help to prevent what we call baby bottle tooth decay, a harmful condition that can occur without you even realizing it. Keep reading to find out more about how we’re putting children on the path to a lifetime of good oral health!
When you bring your little one in for a visit at D’Andrea and Pantera, we’ll welcome you both with a warm, friendly greeting. We want to make sure children take away only positive memories from the dentist’s office, so we always take our time and make sure they’re completely comfortable before getting them to open wide.
Once your little one is ready, we will briefly look around their mouth to see how their first teeth are coming in. But one of the biggest focuses of this visit is simply getting them comfortable with the sights, sounds, and friendly faces of the dentist’s office.
You will also get a chance to ask any questions you may have about your child’s dental health during this appointment. Prepare a list so you don’t forget about anything that’s on your mind -- we always schedule plenty of time for a child’s first visit.
Some of the things you may want to inquire about include…
You can’t go wrong bringing your child into a caring, friendly dental office like ours at D’Andrea and Pantera. The advantages of routine dental care are significant for patients of all ages -- and for children, they can be especially positive.
Some of the benefits of starting children’s dentistry visits early include:
If you’re a parent, you want to make sure your child’s smile develops properly -- and regular visits to your dentist are a crucial component of good oral health that lasts. Has your baby had their first dental visit? If not, it’s time to schedule one! We invite you to contact us with questions, or you can always request an appointment online.