Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Just because teeth are little, doesn’t mean you don’t have a big responsibility to take care of them!
Baby teeth are important for helping your child bite and chew food, and for allowing them to speak correctly throughout their childhood. You may be surprised to learn that taking care of baby teeth is just as important as a routine cleaning and examination schedule for adult teeth, and Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil encourages you visit their office with your little one before he or she is even a year old, preferably between the time your child’s first tooth emerges and his or her first birthday. Tooth decay can occur as soon as a tooth erupts into the mouth, and a problem with decay in baby teeth can lead to the same or a worsening issue in adult teeth. If your baby has teeth, your baby should have a dentist, and Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil specializes in pediatric services, so you can feel confident and comfortable that your child is in safe hands.
Teaching your children good oral health habits at a young age can lead to a lifelong healthy smile, and a trip to the dentist should always be a positive outing for young ones. Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil recommends morning visits for children, as they are more likely to be well rested, upbeat, and cooperative after a good night’s sleep.
During your child’s first pediatric dental visit to Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil will discuss things like taking care of your child’s oral health, thumb or finger sucking, accident prevention, dietary habits that are linked to oral health, and any other areas of question or concern you might have for your child. Cavities aren’t the only thing parents should be aware of in their child’s mouth, and Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil knows the tricks and tips to keep parents alert and armed for children’s oral growth and development. Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil will also go through follow up care for your child’s teeth, as well as your responsibilities as a parent for keeping your little one’s smile shining bright!
Including trips to Dr. Adams‘s and Dr. Aneil‘s office as a part of your child’s regular oral healthcare routine at an early age means that you can trust that your child is in the careful and skilled hands of a pediatric professional.
To learn more about healthy habits for your child’s teeth, and to schedule your child’s first or follow up dental appointment today, call pediatric dentists Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil at (650) 321-6448