Pediatric Dental Consultations
Comprehensive Dental Consultation
(as early as 1 year of age)
The journey to healthy teeth starts very early. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s first dental visit is around the first year of life. It is not as much for the dentist to check the baby’s teeth, as it is for the parents to be informed of what to expect and how to start healthy, happy dental habits early on. This is called “Anticipatory Guidance” where the pediatric dentist answers common questions of what brush to use, what toothpaste to use and how to brush, amongst other important questions mostly related to feeding (whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding).
The best time for the first pediatric dentist visit is when your child has their first tooth or not later than their first birthday. This first dental visit isn’t really for doing any real work, but rather for introducing your child to the environment of a dentist’s office. You can let your child explore different instruments and take a ride in the chair to make them more comfortable.
This first visit gives the child a “Dental Home” – a great opportunity for the child to feel comfortable and develop a happy relationship with their dentist for many more years to come.