Comprehensive Dental Care for Infants and Children in Fairfield, Connecticut
It is important to start caring for your child’s smile before the first tooth even erupts. At Kid’s First Pediatric Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental care for children as well has pre-dental care for infants. Please read through the information below to learn more about how you can ensure your child has a strong start to a healthy smile.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
A child should have their first visit with a dentist around their first birthday. The most important part of this visit is getting your child acquainted and comfortable with our doctors and staff. It is our goal to make sure that your child has a pleasant and comfortable first visit with us, and will feel at ease during future visits. We suggest allowing your child to sit in a parent’s lap while in the exam room, and we encourage your children to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.
The Importance of Primary Teeth
Primary teeth are important for several reasons. Foremost, good teeth allow a child to eat and maintain good nutrition and allow for clear pronunciation and good speech habits. Primary teeth also guide eruption of the permanent teeth.
Good Diet and Healthy Teeth
Your child’s teeth, bone structure and oral soft tissue require a healthy and healthy diet. A well balanced diet comprised of many of the foods from the five food groups helps to minimize, and avoid, cavities and other dental problems. Sugary snacks should be limited and replaced with foods that promote strong teeth, such as:
- Low-fat yogurt
- Low-fat cheese
Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit Today!
Contact us at our Fairfield, Connecticut office today to schedule your child’s first dentist appointment. We want to create a positive experience with your child and a lasting relationship so they look forward to each visit to our office. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer any of your questions and work with you to find an appointment time that works best.