Dental Care for Infants
Plan your first dental visit when the first teeth erupt into the mouth.
Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Dental Association, we recommend children should receive oral health risk assessments every six months beginning at the age of 1.
We are specially trained to detect Early Childhood Caries.
Early Childhood Caries (cavities) is caused when the teeth of an infant are frequently exposed to liquids containing sugar including milk, formula, juices, sodas energy drinks and teas throughout the day. There is significant risk of tooth decay from using a bottle or sippy cup when sleeping or when nursing occurs continuously. When an infant is allowed to fall asleep with a bottle, liquids collect around the teeth. The sugars in the liquids feed the bacteria in an infant’s mouth and the bacteria cause tooth decay.
Our team is specially trained to provide dental care to infants.