For a healthy mouth and strong teeth, it all starts at the very beginning. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) it is recommended that pregnant women seek oral care and counseling during the course of pregnancy.
Important: If you are a mother who often experiences poor health, there are a few simple things you should be doing to actively ensure the oral health or your baby:
• Visit your dentist regularly.
• Brush and floss on a daily basis to eliminate bacteria.
• Eliminate sugar from your diet as much as possible.
• Avoid sharing dining utensils with friends or family.
First Teeth: Typically, teething begins at 6 – 8 months of age. There is a huge variation for normal eruption so don’t be concerned if your child doesn’t follow this timeline.
First Visit: Your child’s first visit is also known as a “happy visit” and is very important in gaining your child’s trust and confidence for their future cleanings and procedures. We use this as an opportunity to introduce your child to the dentist’s office in a fun and non-invasive way.