Infant / Toddler First Time Visits
An infant's first tooth erupting is the first milestone in their life. Your infant should get their first dental checkup as soon as the first tooth emerges, or by their first birthday. Early and regular dental visits can help your child avoid tooth decay and help develop good dental hygiene.
The first tooth is a milestone in your baby’s life. As soon as the first tooth emerges, or by their first birthday, your child should have their first dental checkup or a “dental home”. This is a place where good habits are started but also a place you can rely on in case of a dental emergency. At this visit, we’ll:
- Review your baby’s medical history and any concerns you have
- Examine your baby’s mouth for any signs of decay or other problems
- Show you how to clean their teeth
Early and regular dentist visits can help your child avoid decay, a problem for 40% of 2- to 5-year olds.
Developing good dental hygiene from the first tooth will help your child grow strong teeth so they learn to chew properly and speak clearly, and make space for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Dr. Laura will make your child’s first visit a pleasant experience and help your child start on the road to cavity-free teeth and healthy mouths.