Bringing Your Child For Their First Dental Exam

There are many important “firsts” for young children. While their first word and their first steps can be among the most exciting milestones, their first dental appointment has real significance, too. An initial visit with their Round Rock, TX pediatric dentist will provide a friendly and comfortable introduction to both our dental office and dental care. These earliest appointments prioritize making kids feel at ease, and they also provide early visual exams that provide you with updates about the development of their oral structures. We can let you know if there are any concerns and discuss treatment if needed, but these visits also provide guidance to parents regarding effective smile care for small children.

Why Exams Should Start At An Early Age

Once your child’s teeth begin to arrive, they will be susceptible to dental decay if they do not receive the proper care. This means they will depend on your support at home, but they can also benefit from the support provided at a dental office. Early dental appointments provide important feedback about their development, and it also gives you an opportunity to pick up tips for protecting their oral health. Typically, a first exam should take place around the time their first tooth erupts.

Introducing Kids To Dental Care

An infant oral examination is not as involved as the kind of preventive dental care you are used to, but it still provides important benefits. An initial visit will give us a chance to introduce your baby to our office and our team, which helps them become familiar with a new environment. We can also use this meeting as an opportunity to gently study their oral structures and the development of their first teeth.

The Right Office Experience Helps Kids Develop Good Oral Hygiene Habits

When you take your kids to the dentist’s office for routine care, you help to reinforce the importance of good oral hygiene. To further help them learn the importance of healthy teeth and gums, we can provide guidance to kids on proper brushing and flossing when they near the age when they should take on these tasks for themselves. When kids have better experiences with smile care at a young age, they are more likely to form good behaviors that help them protect their teeth as they grow up.

Your Round Rock, TX Pediatric Dentist Is Ready To Provide Your Child’s First Dental Exam

At Pediatric Dentistry Of Round Rock, our practice is committed to helping kids in and around our community grow up with healthy, happy smiles! Starting with their first oral health examination, we can help younger kids with their dental health, and we can help them see the importance of smile care as they grow older. For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact your Round Rock, TX, pediatric dentist, Dr. Thames, by calling 512-733-5311.