Pediatric Dentistry in Austin, TX
It’s no secret that parents want the best for their children. After all, raising happy, healthy children is the ultimate goal.
At Oak Hill Family Dental Center, the entire staff loves welcoming children into the practice and is proud to offer pediatric dentistry services to help children get started on the right path when it comes to oral health.
The First Dental Visit
Even though children lose their “baby teeth” over time, it’s still important to care for them just as a person does with adult teeth. That’s why it’s recommended that a child visit our practice for their first dental visit around their first birthday. Aside from examining their mouth to make sure everything is looking great, visiting the practice early can help get them used to the dental world, making it less scary as they grow.
The first visit won’t involve any x-rays or scraping of the teeth. Instead, the team and dentist will simply take a look inside the child’s mouth to ensure the teeth are coming in properly, their gums look healthy, and there are no major red flags.
The dentist will also give parents cleaning tips and show them exactly how to care for their children’s baby teeth.
As children grow and more baby teeth erupt, Dr. Nelson likes to see them every six months like adults.