It might seem a bit weird to schedule a dental appointment for your child before their teeth even start to come in, but this type of visit can be extremely beneficial. They give you an opportunity to learn how to properly care for your child’s teeth at the very beginning of the teeth’s life. Dr. Kristin and Dr. Alvarez will walk you and your child through four important steps:
- Go over diet
- Go over habits
- Teach ideal way to brush
- Teach what’s unique about your child’s mouth
Aside from learning about your child’s tooth development and what you can do to prevent cavities, you will establish a pediatric dental home for your child. This will help your child learn to be comfortable around a dental office early, give your child access to early preventive treatment options, and learn good habits. With the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommending kids see a pediatric dentist before 12 months old or 6 months after the eruption of their first tooth, Sunshine Smiles’ Baby and Me Visits fit right into this mission.
And this is how we will save the world! Sunshine Smiles located in Melbourne, Florida believes Baby and Me Visits are so important that we offer the first appointment for free to children under the age of 2. Call us to learn more about our Baby and Me Visits. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our dental family!