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Your Baby’s First Dental Visit

When do I take my Baby for His or Her First Dental Visit

Many parents wonder when they need to start taking their baby in to see the pediatric dentist. The easy way to determine your baby’s first visit is within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth. This has many babies in the dental office before or around the time they are 12 months old. Every child should be started out with any advantages they can have, to assist with achieving ideal dental health. When it comes to visiting the pediatric dentist prevention is the key so taking your baby in to the dentist when he or she begins to teethe will prevent any small problems now that could become more serious without the care and support of the dental team.

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What Could Cause Problems With Eating And Teeth Cleaning?

X-rays may also be important at this stage of life to ensure that teeth are growing in properly and to ensure that there is no premature decay in between teeth.

X-rays and exams can also show if the child’s teeth are coming in crooked or crowded. In many cases crooked teeth do straighten out over time but if they don’t the baby could develop a bite problem later in life that could cause problems with eating and teeth cleaning. It can also affect the way the child looks. This is an important issue to spot early on so an orthodontist can be called to provide their specialty with correcting and preventing the issues that are associated with crowding and crooked teeth.

There are Three Reasons to take your Baby to a Pediatric Dentist

  • Your baby will get used to going to the dentist. Many adults avoid dental health and hygiene because they were only brought to the dentist when there was a serious concern. By visiting the dentist for routine checkups your baby will grow up to understand that the dentist prevents dental issues and is not just for fixing them.
  • If there are problems the dentist will fix them before they become serious.
  • As a parent the dentist will let you know how you’re doing with cleaning your baby’s teeth at home and will provide tips to assist with helping you take care of your baby’s teeth as best as possible.


Preventative Measures For A Baby

The dentist may also discuss preventative measures for any baby such as fluoride, and protection for adult molars such as using sealant to protect molars from trapped food. This will prevent cavities early in life.

What Will Reduce Your Costs?

Taking your baby to the dentist is just as important as going to the doctor as a way to spot problems early on and to get the child accustomed to seeing the pediatric dentist. This will ensure your baby has ideal dental health and an early start to prevention and treatment that will reduce costs and more serious concerns later in life.

At Chapnick Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater our clients.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Chapnik Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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