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First Dental Visit - Child Dental Health
THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend that your child´s first visit to the dentist should be scheduled by their first birthday. Please, don´t wait; it is important that a proper "Dental Home" be established for your child before there is a problem.
Why So Early?
At your child´s initial visit we will review home care measures to help you and your child prevent future dental problems
Proper tooth brushing and other oral hygiene techniques will be discussed
Prevention of Early Childhood Caries (Baby Bottle Tooth Decay) will be reviewed
Proper diet and fluoride recommendation will be presented
Oral habits such as thumb sucking and pacifier use will be evaluated
Lifelong habits of oral care are formed by early impressions
Why We Treat Baby Teeth
- Baby teeth are important! Some of them can last until age eleven or twelve.
Baby teeth have nerves. Untreated cavities in baby teeth can lead to pain and infection.
Baby teeth serve as guides to your permanent teeth. Early loss of baby teeth, due to disease or improper habits, can lead to improper alignment of your permanent teeth.
- Every child deserves a healthy smile.