care & education

Infant Dental Care

Most babies’ teeth begin to appear between 6 and 12 months of age. Before this milestone, it’s important to care for your baby’s gums. There are three phases of oral health for infants.

First Dental Appointment

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants by a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with their teeth. In most cases, a dental exam every six months will let your child’s dentist catch small problems early. Taking your child to the dentist by age one allows you to find out if the cleaning you are doing at home is working. It also allows the dentist to find any problems, such as early childhood tooth decay.

Other factors such as pacifier habits, baby bottle tooth decay and finger-sucking habits can be discussed with your dentist. As dental health professionals, it’s important to us that our patients and their parents learn the proper at-home care. We take the time to educate parents and are here to answer any questions you may have.

Playtime Pediatric Dentistry is amazing! They take the time to help your child feel comfortable by playing with them and showing them the instruments and tools used. Play is their key focus with providing exceptional dental care! My child was happy visiting the dentist.