The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday. It is important to establish a “Dental Home” by 12 months of age to allow children to receive proper preventive and routine oral health care.
Bringing your child in at an early age allows us to evaluate his/her teeth for any cavities that may be small or just starting. It is much easier to repair a cavity when caught early and avoid any pains if detected later. We will also evaluate facial growth and development patterns of your child noting any habits that may influence their dental development.
At Little Smiles, we believe that if children can have fun while developing a positive dental outlook, they would be more likely to maintain good oral health for a lifetime. That is why, in support of the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), we recommend that children should visit a dentist by their first birthday. Early involvement in a primary prevention program can keep your child’s teeth healthy and help in the prevention of cavities. We also provide anticipatory guidance so you know what to expect in the next 6 months until your child’s next visit.