Prenatal & Infant Care
What Should I Know About Prenatal Dental Care?
Mothers can start their children on the path to good oral health even before they are born. If an expectant mother suffers from a periodontal disease it can cause premature birth or low birth weight, so it is important for her to keep up with regular dental procedures. The bacteria associated with poor oral health can easily be transmitted from parent to child through normal daily interactions. Parents can set an example for good habits by taking care of their own teeth.
When Should I Make The First Appointment?
Pediatric dental offices are designed to put both patient and parent at ease. The first visit can set the tone for a patient-doctor relationship that can last for years to come. Dental pediatric authorities recommend that children see a pediatric dentist as soon as the first tooth appears. This usually happens between the ages of 6-8 months.