Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Every parent wonders what is the best time for my new born’s first dental visit?
ADA dental association and American Academy of Pediatrics dentistry says that the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby’s first tooth appears but no longer than child’s first birthday. Baby teeth are very important for your child’s healthy development. They not only help with eating and speaking they also are space holders for permanent teeth. Losing them before time can cause problems in permanent teeth. Baby teeth start forming when the child is developing in the mother womb, they cut through gums around six months of child’s age. As soon as they erupt they are vulnerable to dental decay. Bacteria in mouth change the sugars in food and milk into acid and cause dental decay. Baby bottle caries is another debilitating condition which can destroy baby teeth. Habits like pacifiers and thumb and finger sucking can effect baby teeth and permanent teeth. Visiting dentist before baby’s first birthday can identify these risk factors. A dentist can show how to take care of child’s teeth and consult regarding diet and fluorides which effect development of healthy teeth. The best time to meet the dentist is when your child has no dental problems, do not wait until an emergency comes up.
Burlington dentist, Dr. Sarita Malhotra at Modern Smiles Dental care has several years of experience treating children and adults. She is committed to provide you and your child the best first dental visit experience. We are hosting complimentary dental exams for baby’s first dentist visit every Friday afternoon in February and March 2017. Call us today @ 781 – 505 -1900 for an appointment or book online.