On the average a baby’s first teeth start to emerge from the gums around four to six months old. The first two teeth to show up are usually the front two lower teeth. The American Dental Association recommends schedule your child’s first dental checkup at some point before their first birthday.
This first dental checkup has several benefits. Most importantly it helps to insure that your child’s mouth is developing normally. It is also It a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about how to maintain your child’s oral health and other topics like bottles and using pacifiers. We can also help you build an oral hygiene routine for them as their mouth continues to develop.
It can be helpful to schedule the appointment in the morning or shortly after your child’s afternoon nap. If they are well rested and fed, your child will be less likely to fuss. Also, when you call to schedule the appointment, let us know about any areas of concern, or serious teething issues, so we can pay particular attention to that area.
If you are ready to bring your child in for their first dental checkup, please call us 952.890.2791 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting your child to help them develop a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.