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Baby’s First Dental Visit

Schedule your Baby’s First Dental Visit at Lane & Associates!

Primary teeth, also known as “Baby Teeth”, are vital to keeping future permanent teeth healthy. That’s why at Lane & Associates our kid-friendly dentists in Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding areas are here to help!

Our kid-friendly dentists will start seeing babies at 12 months old and provide a similar baby well-visit as your Pediatrician, focusing on your baby’s oral health. At Lane & Associates, our kid-friendly dentists and staff also provide a safe and comfortable environment for your child. Not to mention, our Baby First Visit kit!

Our Baby First Visit kits come with a baby toothbrush with a teething area, a stuffed animal, and a toothbrush pouch.

Baby’s First Dental Visit

Protect your child’s teeth by starting dental checkups early.

Due to the importance of a healthy mouth, the American Dental Association recommends that babies should be seen by a dentist as soon as 6 months old but no later than their first birthday. Seeing the dentist before there is an issue is important to your baby’s health.

Why visit the dentist so early? A dentist can show you how to clean your child’s teeth, discuss fluoride and diet needs, check for any dental problems like tooth decay, and recommend oral care products. If you have other questions regarding teething or oral habits such as thumb-sucking, the dentist can also discuss these with you.

Babies are born with 20 primary teeth which are partly formed and they begin to emerge (erupt) over time. Starting with the front two teeth on the top and bottom, then working their way around the rest of the mouth. These 20 Primary teeth are typically fully formed by Age 3. Take a look at the chart to see the progression based on your child’s age.

Teething Diagram Baby teeth