Should My Infant See The Dentist?April 27, 2021 11:00 pm
If you’ve just had a new baby, congratulations on this exciting new chapter of life! We’re sure that you’re already plenty busy setting up and attending various doctor’s appointments for your little one. Eventually, you’ll want to add the dentist to your rounds too. You may wonder why it’s necessary for your child to see the dentist if they don’t have all their teeth yet. Here’s a little bit more about why.
The Importance of Primary Teeth
Baby teeth perform a few different functions. They help your child chew properly, develop speech, and save space for the adult teeth that will one day come in. Therefore, it’s necessary to make sure they stay in good health so that they can successfully do everything they need to do. Besides all of that, primary teeth are just as vulnerable to cavities and gum disease as permanent teeth are. By taking good care of your child’s baby teeth, you can help them avoid possible tooth pain and infection as well as premature tooth loss.
When to See the Dentist
Now that you know why it’s important to bring your infant to the dentist, the question is when should you start. All you have to do is remember the rule of firsts. You should bring your child to Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry either by their first birthday or when their first tooth emerges. We do our best to make visiting the dentist as convenient as possible.
What to Expect at the Dentist
When you take your infant to the dentist’s office, our team will be able to check that everything is developing properly and that there are no health issues. It’s always better to prevent a problem from occurring rather than having to treat an issue that has already become serious. We can also offer tips for infant oral hygiene and answer any questions about the dental stages your child will go through as their mouth develops.
Care Designed for Kids at Tots to Teens
Have more questions about your child’s dental care? That’s exactly our expertise at Tots to Teens in Laredo! We provide pediatric dentistry that’s fun, friendly, and gentle. Call or click the contact link today to get in touch with our team or to book your child’s next visit. We look forward to welcoming your family into our practice!