Trusted Early Infant Care Dentist in Greensboro, NC Welcomes You!
Your infant’s first tooth has just erupted. This is an especially important time for their dental health. Many parents are not quite sure how to handle their infant’s dental hygiene and may not realize that, as soon as this first tooth has erupted, it is time for dental appointments. If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you need an early infant care dentist. Dr. Sona Isharani and the team at Triad Pediatric Dentistry in Greensboro, NC welcomes you and your little one in for their first visit.
When Should You Bring Your Child in For Their First Appointment?
Milestones. Every parent is waiting for the next milestone in their baby’s life. Their first word. Their first step. Their first tooth. All are important. But with the first tooth comes the decision on choosing a dentist for your child. Maybe you feel comfortable taking your baby to the dentist you already see. For families in the Greensboro, NC area, they have been bringing their little ones into Dr. Isharani for the gentle, friendly care she provides to children of all ages.
Your baby’s first dental appointment should be when that first tooth erupts or by (at the latest) their first birthday. Some parents may think this is too early in life for a dental appointment, but as soon as that first tooth arrives, so does the need for care so that cavities and other dental decay can be prevented. A parent who is proactive about their child’s dental health from the earliest ages are setting them up for a lifetime of excellent oral health.
Bringing your child in from this very early age also establishes routine. By the time they are old enough to think about going to the dentist, it will just have been something they have been doing since before they could remember. They will have a relationship with their dentist based on trust that has developed over time. They will feel comfortable going in for cleanings and examinations.
The Importance of Teeth for Digestion
Every child needs their nutrients so that they can grow up to be strong and healthy. This is largely achieved through a proper diet that is digested properly so that their little bodies can use all the necessary nutrients. Before a body can gain those nutrients, the food your child eats must go on a journey that begins with chewing and swallowing their food correctly. This can only happen when they have healthy baby teeth to chew with.
Having healthy teeth means your child can properly chew and prepare the food for its journey through their digestive system. Strong teeth are strong enough to chew up food thanks to a protective coating called enamel. Enamel is what makes a tooth hard and strong while also protecting the inner portions of a tooth. Helping your child maintain healthy baby teeth will allow proper eruption of their permanent teeth. This process starts around the age of 5 for most children and, once all the baby teeth have been replaced, your child will have a healthy set of 28 teeth that will aid them in chewing the food they need to continue growing into healthy teens and beyond!
To schedule a dental visit for your child, please give Dr. Sona Isharani a call. Dr. Isharani would love to provide the kind and compassionate care to your child that she has provided to so many others. To schedule an appointment, please call (336) 804-8668.Back to Infant Oral Exam Page