519 N Cass Ave, Suite 102, Westmont, IL 60559
101 E. St. Charles Rd,Suite 101, Villa Park, IL 60181
At Westgrove Dental, we love providing a dental home for patients of all ages. But we have to admit; there is just something special about baby’s very first visit with us!
Children should visit a pediatric dentist by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting, whichever comes first. When you build a relationship with a dentist for your child at this young age, it allows your child to form a bond and understand that visiting the dentist is normal and nothing to be anxious about.
It might seem silly to bring your baby to the dentist, but as soon as your child has teeth, those teeth are susceptible to cavities.
So, what should you expect at your child’s first visit with one of our pediatric dentists?
At your child’s first dental visit, our pediatric dentists will be checking to ensure the teeth and jaws are developing properly. We typically have the parent sit in the chair and hold the child on the lap to help the child feel comfortable. We will check for cavities or any other issues; then, we’ll gently clean the teeth and offer some at-home care tips.
Our pediatric dentists have a few tips to help set you and your child at ease during the visit:
It’s important to begin good oral care routines early, so your children know they are a part of being healthy. Early childhood cavities are very common, but the good news is they are preventable! Follow these tips to keep your baby’s mouth healthy before their first visit: