Your baby should have their first visit with the dentist after their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. This first visit is a ” well- baby ” checkup for your child’s teeth.
At this first visit, your dentist and team will:
- Review your child’s health history
- Do a complete oral exam to check growth and development, oral hygiene, cavities, or other problems
- Clean the teeth and show you how to properly clean your child’s teeth at home
- Discuss teething, pacifier use, finger/thumb sucking habits, treatment if needed, and scheduling the next checkup