The earlier your child’s dental care begins, the better! Baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. Keeping your child’s smile protected from harmful bacteria will help preserve and strengthen their oral health in the future. At Digital Smiles, we will work with you and your child to create a solid foundation for their growing teeth that will keep them smiling for years to come!
The First Visit
Many parents ask what age is best for a child’s first dental visit. Our recommendation is around one year. Their first visit includes examining their smile, answering any questions you may have and letting your little one get to know our team. Regular dental visits will not only help their smile, but it will also help them feel comfortable each time they come back to our office.
At a regular checkup and cleaning, your child will receive a thorough exam and cleaning. Their dentist will check for any signs of concern such as tooth decay or infection. Any questions you have can be discussed during their visit as well.
One of the most important things you can do for your child outside of regular checkups is at-home oral care. Daily brushing and flossing lays the foundation for a healthy smile. Building good oral habits now will help your child develop those habits for life. Also avoiding sugary foods until they can brush soon after is a great way to protect their teeth from decay.
At Digital Smiles, your child is in good hands! No matter the age of your child, it’s never too late to begin a healthy dental journey! If you are looking for a pediatric dentist in the Long Beach, CA area, we’d be honored to be part of your child’s oral care. Call today to schedule a visit!