When it’s time for your infant’s first dental appointment, it can be a nerve-wracking experience, although it does not have to be. Your infant’s first dental appointment should be a reasonably straightforward process that introduces your infant to the dentist and allows for a quick examination. Parents in the Sunnyvale, California area trust their infant’s dental needs to the team at Todd S. Adams, DDS. Dr. Todd Adams provides gentle and friendly care for each child who visits. Below is some information on what you can expect from your infant’s first dental visit.
Before we get into what you should expect from an infant’s dental visit, an equally important piece of information is when you should take them. It is recommended that you take your infant in for their first dental appointment when their first tooth breaks through or at one year of age – whichever comes first. While waiting for the initial appointment, you should lightly brush their teeth and clean their gums with a damp, clean cloth. Once you have had your first appointment, your infant’s dentist will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with guidance on how to best care for your infant’s teeth and gums.
Now you know when your infant should see the dentist for the first time, but what should you expect from this first appointment? Your infant’s first dental appointment will be a fairly simple process. The dentist will examine your infant’s mouth for any potential issues, examine any teeth that have already broken through the gums, and look at their bite, jaw alignment, and gums. Depending on your infant’s dentist, they may also apply some vitamin gel to the teeth to help keep them strong. The entire process should be quick and be aimed at introducing your little one to the idea of seeing the dentist and helping them get comfortable with the process.
Dr Todd Adams is passionate on providing the highest quality of personalized care at his practice in Sunnyvale, CA. He takes pride in creating beautiful smiles, and keeping his patients of all ages happy with healthy teeth and gums.
A graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr Adams then completed his Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.