Dental Works provides dental exams for infants and small children, ages 6 months to 2 years. When you bring your child to our office for their very first visit to the dentist, we will provide gentle care, and we will work to ensure that their experience is positive. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about infant dental exams in Athens, Texas, and to schedule your child’s appointment with one of our pediatric dentists.
It is recommended that your child visit the dentist for the first time within six months of the arrival of their first tooth, or by the time he or she turns 2. Many pediatric dentists recommend that a child visit the dentist for the first time by age 1.
During this initial infant exam, our dentist will discuss with you your child’s oral health, and the steps needed to make sure he or she remains healthy. Our dentists will provide information and instruction on how to care for an infant’s or toddler’s mouth, including:
- How to properly use fluoride
- Oral habits (including thumb sucking)
- Teething and other developmental milestones
- Ways to prevent accidents that could damage the face and teeth
- The link between diet and oral health
- Factors that affect the risk of cavities
- Soft tissues (such as cheeks and gums)
Our dentist will also create a schedule of follow up visits, usually once every six months, to monitor your child’s oral growth and development.
If your child is a toddler, our dentist will gentle examine their teeth and gums to check for decay and other problems, and may provide a dental cleaning.
Please call our office today to learn more about infant child exams and to schedule your child’s first appointment with one of our caring pediatric dentists today.