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Infant / Toddler First Time Visit

The first tooth is a milestone in your baby’s life. As soon as the first tooth emerges, or by their first birthday, your child should have their first dental checkup.  This recommendation is from both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  At this visit, we’ll:

  • Review your baby’s medical history and any concerns you have
  • Examine your child’s mouth for any signs of decay or other problems
  • Show you how to clean their teeth
  • Develop a dental home office so that a relationship is built between you and our office to ask questions and to help manage unknown incidents that may occur.

Early and regular visits to your Pediatric Dentist in Chicago can help your child avoid decay, a problem for 40% of 2 to 5-year olds. Developing good dental hygiene habits from the first tooth will help your child grow healthy teeth, so they learn to chew properly and speak clearly, and make space for the permanent teeth to come in properly. We at Tooth Buds Pediatric Dentistry will make your child’s first visit a pleasant experience and help your child start on the road to cavity-free teeth and a healthy mouth.