We recommend a first checkup by 12 months old to make certain that teeth and jaw development are normal and even more importantly so that parents and guardians know how to help their children be healthy from the start.
Guidelines for working with children
There is a significant value for early well baby dental checkups. In particular, checkups for very young children address many concerns including teaching adults how to care for their child's teeth and gums, how to help their children learn to care for themselves, answering parents questions and concerns and planning for future dental health.
Education and prevention are the cornerstones of our concern for the dental health of children. In addition to teaching parents and guardians about dental care for their child, checkups are an appropriate time to comfortably and easily evaluate:
Home Dental Care Tips
It is often difficult initially to brush your child's teeth. They can really put up a struggle, screaming, kicking, crying, running away, not opening their mouths - every kid is different. Healthy teeth and gums are so important to start out life with. We've often heard the value of choosing your battles with your children and this is one to choose.