Children’s dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

Childhood dental habits establish the foundation for oral health during adulthood. By training children about proper hygienic habits at an early age, parents and caregivers can set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. A child’s first visit to the children’s dentist should fall around the age of 6 months. This is around the time when the first baby teeth are beginning to erupt into the mouth. It is important to make visits to the dentist an exciting experience for young children. Routine dental check-ups at an early age establishes good oral health care habits early on.

Tips to prepare your child for their first dental visit:

  • Take your child for a preview of the office.
  • Read books with them about going to the dentist.
  • Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit.
  • Speak positively about your own dental experiences.

Is your child ready for their first dental visit? Book an appointment with Bella Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry located in Sugar Land, TX today; our Sugar Land Dentist will guide your child in establishing the right dental habits and set the foundation for lifelong, healthy smiles!

What to expect during your child’s first dental visit at our office:

  • Review of medical history
  • Review family history of tooth decay
  • Review your child’s diet
  • Examine the mouth, teeth, and gums
  • Review the stages of tooth development and eruption sequence for your child
  • Evaluate oral habits (thumb sucking, pacifier use)
  • Evaluate need for fluoride
  • Discuss how to properly care for the teeth and gums
  • Discuss injury and trauma prevention
  • Recommend a schedule for regular dental visits
  • Answer any questions and concerns that you may have