Baby’s First Visit
Preparing for your baby’s first dental visit.
The right time is now
We recommend you bring your baby to a dental appointment by age one or as soon as the first tooth appears. Even if your baby only has a few teeth, it’s a great idea to visit the dentist to get their dental health journey off on the right foot. Dental appointments early in life help babies familiarize themselves with the dental practice, their pediatric dentist, and dental examinations. It calms fears, reduces the potential for dental-related anxiety in the future, and helps to create positive experiences that translate into a lifetime of healthy smiles. Most importantly this visit provides great guidance to parents on how to take care of their child’s teeth and what milestones to expect along the way.
Start Your Child’s Dental Journey the Right Way
Your baby’s first visit at Must Love Kids®.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your baby’s first visit is as much for you, the parent, as it is for your child. It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know our team. You will be able to ask questions about your baby’s development and find out more about how you can support their oral health at home. Our expert dental team will provide recommendations for continuing care and will keep your child comfortable and create a positive experience. An infant’s first examination is most comfortable in a parent’s lap, which is called a “lap exam” or “knee-to-knee exam.”
Lip ties and tongue ties.
Evaluations and Treatments
Lip ties and tongue ties are relatively common among babies. Sometimes they can impact a newborn’s ability to latch and feed, leading to failure to thrive. Lip ties and tongue ties can impact a child’s development, including speech. They can also cause orthodontic problems in the future and/or cause caries. Fortunately, both lip ties and tongue ties can be rectified with a fast and easy laser treatment. To find out more, visit our Laser Dentistry page.