When to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

When to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

Posted by Dr.Pittman on Jan 6 2022, 04:10 AM

The first visit to the dentist should be done after the baby’s first tooth appears. This is usually between the 6th and 12th months. The first visit is usually short and pleasant, just a friendly talk between the parent and dentist. The most important thing is taking care of the primary teeth. 

The earlier you begin treatment,  the better it is for your baby’s teeth.

Who Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Nowadays most children have cavities or dental caries, which affects their primary teeth. Pediatric dentists are dentists who specially diagnose dental problems in infants and children. They are also known as pedodontists.

The baby’s teeth will develop any time after the first 6 months and would start to fall out around age 6 and be replaced by secondary teeth. For better dental care, we want to take care of our teeth from the starting stage. The lack of proper dental care can lead to serious diseases in the future.

Functions of a Pediatric Dentist

The main function of a pediatric dentist is to take care of infants, children, and teenagers’ oral health. They also provide:

  • Oral health exams
  • Teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Cavity filling 
  • Repair of displaced teeth
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Early detection of oral health conditions
  • Repair and replacement of fractured teeth

Reasons to Consult a Pediatric Dentist

The mouth is the entry point of our body, so we need to take care of it. If harmful bacteria enter our mouth, it will affect our overall health. Some bacteria are harmless, but some others may cause deadly diseases.

Regular visits to the dentist are very important for children because they are growing every day. Pediatric dentists help us to form good habits that last a lifetime. They are specialists in working with kids who have special health needs.

How Should I Prepare My Child for His/Her Dentist Visit?

It is just an interaction between the parent, child, and the dentist. Parents need to have an idea about what will happen there and so does the child. Clean the teeth gently and be ready for the examination. 

Please do not use any negative words like “hurt” or “drill” as they will scare the child. And also tell the child that the dentist is very cool and friendly. 


If you are looking for a pediatric dentist, visit the Dental SPA of Sanford at 205 Towne Center Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771. Call us at (407) 330-3601 and schedule an appointment.

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