Infant Oral Health Care
Even though your baby doesn't have teeth yet, it's time to start thinking about their oral health!
Major pediatric and dental associations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend that children are provided with a "dental home" before their first birthday, and we agree with this recommendation.
When your child has a dental home that is designed to meet the unique needs of children, they will be more likely to receive preventive and other routine oral health needed to establish a solid foundation for healthy dental development.
The earlier your child comes in for their first dental visit, the more opportunities we have to help you prevent dental problems.
Even though those first baby teeth will be lost in a few years, they are providing your child with a number of benefits, including the ability to:
- Speak clearly
- Chew foods
- Smile confidently
Baby teeth also serve as placeholders for permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is damaged or lost too soon, it can affect the development of the permanent teeth and lead to problems that will need to be addressed in the future.
We'll provide you with all the information you need to keep your infant's gums and developing teeth healthy and get your child off to a great start!