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Find out why children should start seeing their dentist by one year old.
The first time your child smiles, rolls over, or walks are all important milestones. Another important milestone is when your child’s first tooth comes in. The first tooth often erupts around your child’s first birthday, which also means it’s the perfect time to turn to our Green Bay, WI, dentists Drs. Heidi Eggers-Ulve and Dr. Eric Ulve for their age one dental visit.
What is the importance of an age one dental visit?
Just as you have to take your little one to the pediatrician regularly for wellness checkups to monitor their development and make sure they are healthy, the same rules apply to dental care. It’s best to wait no longer than your child’s first birthday to schedule their age one dental visit with our Green Bay, WI, team. If your child’s teeth come in much younger, you may want to call us and see if you should bring your child in for a checkup before they turn a year old.
Our dental team sees a lot of young children with decay. By starting their dental visits early on and making these checkups a priority you can protect your child’s smile from decay and other problems. This is also an equally important visit for parents. Through these visits, we can also educate parents about what causes decay, how to properly brush and floss their child’s teeth (as well as proper technique), as well as bottle and thumb-sucking habits that could impact the health of your child’s teeth.
What will happen during an age one dental visit?
There are many aspects to this first checkup and you may be surprised to discover that during this first visit, we aren’t going to spend much time in your child’s mouth. This visit is about establishing rapport with new families and children that come through our doors. We will spend time talking to you and your child, making sure that your little one gets comfortable and acquainted with the dental chair.
We will also take a peek inside their mouth to make sure that everything looks good, but we will only clean their teeth if we see any plaque, food, or tartar build-up. We will also get to know your current child’s routine when it comes to breastfeeding or their diet to determine if any habits could be increasing their risk for decay so we can alter these habits.
It’s important to make your child’s oral health a priority from the very beginning to protect against unwanted dental cavities, gum inflammation, and damaged teeth. To schedule your child’s age one dental visit with our Green Bay, WI, family dentistry team then call Pediatric Dentistry of Green Bay at (920) 432-2961.
Here’s what you should know about your child’s first dental visit.
It’s important to instill good oral hygiene in your little one, and it’s never too early to start. In fact, by the time your child turns one year old they should start visiting the dentist. Our Green Bay, WI, family dentists Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve and Dr. Eric Ulve provide dental visits to children, teens, and adults of all ages. If you’ve been on the hunt for a dentist that will provide your little one with the long-term dental care they need, the team at Green Bay Family Dental welcomes you with a gentle touch, friendly service, and comprehensive care.
When should I bring my child in for their first dental visit?
Most parents bring their child in by at least 12 months old. However, you should schedule an appointment within six months of their first tooth coming in. While you may just think that these teeth aren’t important because they are baby teeth, this is simply not true. It’s important to keep baby teeth healthy to support the proper development of your child’s permanent teeth.
What should I expect from my child’s first dental visit?
This first visit to our Green Bay, WI, dental office is more about establishing rapport with your little one and your family. We want to get to know you and make sure that you feel at home here at our practice. We know that little ones can be nervous about a new space and new people, but our family dental team has worked with countless children and can provide ways to make the visit smooth and relaxed. The first appointment should only last about 30 to 45 minutes.
We will want to take a look inside their mouths to make sure that the tooth or teeth that are erupting are healthy and clean, as well as the gums. We will perform a quick but thorough exam to look at their teeth, jaws, gums, and bite. If we see a little plaque or tartar buildup, then we will need to give the teeth a gentle cleaning and polishing.
This is also the time for our dental team to show you how to properly brush, floss, and care for your child’s smile. We expect that you’ll have questions for us so feel free to bring your questions with you. This visit is as much about you as it is about your child since you’ll be caring for their smiles until they are about 7-8 years old.
We can also address questions and concerns about thumb sucking, teething, using a pacifier, protecting against decay, and proper feeding practices.
If you’re looking for a dentist here in Green Bay, WI, that can provide dental visits and a full range of other dental services to your whole family, then call Green Bay Family Dental today at (920) 432-2961 to schedule appointments for everyone.