You might think dentistry is only for people who’ve actually grown in a full set of teeth, but that isn’t the case! The ADA actually recommends that children begin receiving dental care as soon as their first tooth shows up, or at least by their first birthday. Infant dentistry includes assessing the baby’s mouth to make sure everything is healthy and giving parents advice for taking care of their baby’s teeth and gums.
As soon as teeth appear, they are vulnerable to the possibility of cavities. It’s crucial to keep baby teeth healthy so that the child can chew effectively, speak clearly, and feel comfortable, and baby teeth also hold the places for the adult teeth to grow in after them. Dental professionals like us will help you keep your baby’s teeth healthy and happy.
From teething to cavities to concerns about thumb sucking, infant dentistry at The McHenry Dentist can help you and your baby navigate the first few years of life and get them started on the path to lifelong healthy teeth. If your baby‘s teeth have started growing in, give us a call at (815) 363-0103 or send us an email to schedule their first appointment!