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Infant Oral Examination

 

Your child’s first oral exam should be within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.

 

By this age it is possible to begin the formation of a cavity.

 

During The Exam

 

We always try to involve parents in an infant oral exam by having them assist in the exam. This partnership sends the message to your child that dental care is important. We will give your child a comprehensive dental check-up that includes an assessment of the following:

 

  • Teeth

  • Gums

  • Roof of the mouth

  • Floor of the mouth

  • Tongue, lips, cheeks

  • Overall bite development

  • Outside of the mouth environment

 

Parent Education

 

We will discuss with you ways to keep your child's teeth healthy. This includes discussion of diets that may lead to decay at an early age.

 

Tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood illness and the most common disease in children today. 

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