The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends little ones have their first dental exam by age 1.
We make the first visit stress-free
If your baby is approaching their first birthday, it’s time to schedule a dental check-up. It might seem pretty young, but once that first tooth erupts, tooth decay can occur. Usually, though, these early visits are simply to establish a baseline and help your baby get comfortable with going to the dentist. At The Beach House Pediatric Dentistry, we have experience treating children from birth, and we make check-ups a convenient, happy experience.
Baby Dental Exam
Establishes a baseline
We can make sure your baby’s teeth (or tooth!) and gums are healthy and establish a baseline for monitoring their development over the years.
Encourages good oral habits
Kicking off routine dental visits at an early age and getting professional guidance on homecare sets the stage for healthy oral habits that can last a lifetime.
Helps build rapport
Your little one will get used to the sights and sounds of the office and build rapport with our dentist and team. This will make later visits easier!
What to expect during your baby’s dental exam
Baby dental exams are nice and quick. And, of course, parents are allowed to accompany their infant or toddler in the exam room. Depending on their age, we may even have your child sit on your lap for the check-up.
Our pediatric dentist Dr. Kristi Parker will use tried-and-true behavioral techniques to connect with your baby. She’ll introduce your child to any instruments she’ll be using in terms they can understand. Yup, things can get a little bit silly!
When your child is ready, Dr. Parker will perform a gentle examination of their mouth and count their teeth. She’ll then fill you in on everything you need to know about caring for your baby’s smile and what to expect during their next stage of dental development. Finally, she’ll answer any and all questions you have before sending your tiny tot off to the prizes.
Most babies get their first tooth between 6 and 10 months of age.
It’s recommended that kids have their first dental check-up by age 1.
Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as their first tooth erupts.