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Your Oral Health

Your Child's Teeth

The First Dental Visit

Building a solid foundation for your child's dental health is as easy as 1, 2, 3, when you begin dental care early and keep it consistent.

Your baby's relationship with the dentist should begin with a milestone that every parent looks forward to – the arrival of the first tooth. Your child's baby teeth, which start coming in between six and twelve months of age, are essential to the process of learning to chew food, to speaking and to your baby's overall appearance.

During the first visit, your dentist will check for decay and make sure your baby's teeth, mouth and facial bones are developing the way they should. Your dentist will also teach you how to properly clean your child's teeth and gums, and determine whether your baby needs fluoride supplements.

But most importantly, this visit will set the stage for a positive relationship with your dentist that will put your baby on track for a lifetime of healthy smiles.