Your child’s long term oral health will have a significant impact on their overall quality of life. Developing good oral hygiene habits when they are young will increase their chances of maintaining those practices throughout their adulthood.
Most children have their first teeth to erupt from their gums around four to six months old. The American Dental Association recommends that you schedule their first dental checkup at some point between when the first teeth emerge and before celebrating their first birthday.
Thoughtful scheduling might help reduce your child’s chances of fussing during the checkup. A morning appointment or one scheduled shortly after their usual afternoon nap time might help them maintain a calm mood. It will help if you are mindful to keep your own attitude positive and upbeat throughout the appointment. Your child will likely tune into your emotions.
You should feel free to ask Dr. Chad Gubler any questions you might have about the health and development of your child’s mouth. The teething process can sometimes be stressful. Some simple tips can help prepare you to minimize their discomfort and ease the process of their emergent primary teeth.
If you live in the Henderson, Nevada, area and your child is ready for their first dental exam, please call (702) 558-9977 to schedule an appointment at Gubler Dental.