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Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist in Staten Island, NY - Small World Dental

Infant Oral Exams

You've got questions, we've got answers.

Since your baby’s teeth have a very thin enamel layer they can get a cavity in as little as two months. If your child’s teeth come in around 6 months, that means by 8 months they could already have a cavity and you might not even know! This is why it’s standard procedure for our pediatric dentist in Staten Island to recommend a baby's first visit to happen before they turn 1 year old. 

During the exam

Your involvement and assistance in your child’s examination is extremely helpful. Our infant oral exams are comprehensive and any help from your end sends a clear message to your child that our pediatric dentist in Staten Island is working alongside you for the betterment of their oral health. 

We will assess all of the following during your child’s exam: 

  • Their teeth and gums

  • The roof and floor of their mouth

  • Their tongue, lips, and cheeks

  • And their overall bite development 

What else do parents need to know? 

There are many factors at play in keeping your infant’s teeth healthy. Feel free to come to our pediatric dentists office in Staten Island with questions, we’ll have the answers. 

Tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood illness, and it’s the most common disease found in children today. Oral healthcare is important and your infant is going to need a dentist throughout their life. Choose someone who specializes in pediatric dentistry in Staten Island. 

Pediatric Dentist Orthodontist Staten Island - Small World Dental
Pediatric Dentist Orthodontist Staten Island - Small World Dental
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