Although most infants won’t have teeth come in until about six months of age, infant dental care is important before the teeth break through. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that an infant should be seen by a Dentist by the time the child reaches a year of age, or within six months of the time the first tooth erupts.
WHAT IS ANTICIPATORY GUIDANCE?
Anticipatory Guidance is the early prevention and detection of oral health problems such as cavities, tongue ties and clefts. Our Doctors will show you proper techniques for oral care including cleaning your child’s gums, proper bottle use, and the benefits of fluoride toothpaste. When the Dentist can keep a close on how your child’s teeth develop, he can prescribe the best treatment and care to keep your child healthy.