Well baby visits present an opportunity to check in on your little one’s oral health. At Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry, Staci Brunell, DMD, and the team offer complimentary well baby visits to children two years old and younger. To schedule an appointment for your child at the office in Yorktown Heights, New York, call or click the online booking tool today.
Well baby visits are a preventive measure used to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems in infants and toddlers. Each appointment takes between 10-15 minutes and presents an opportunity to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and build a relationship with your child’s dentist.
At Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry, well baby visits involve several steps, including:
During an oral exam, your child’s provider uses a handheld mirror to observe their baby teeth, gums, and tongue. If they notice anything unusual, like tooth decay or gum disease, they can order additional testing or develop a treatment plan that aligns with your child’s needs.
The foods and beverages your child consumes directly affect the health of their teeth and gums. Encouraging good nutrition early in life is an easy and effective way to establish good habits later on. Your child’s dentist can make recommendations on snacks, meals, and drinks that promote good oral health.
It’s important to start cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they break through the gum line. Early on, a toothbrush and toothpaste aren’t necessary. Instead, the team at Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry recommends using a damp washcloth or gauze pad to carefully wipe off their teeth after each meal.
If you’re a new parent, you probably have lots of questions about good oral hygiene, cavity prevention, orthodontics, and more. At the end of each well baby visit, the team sets aside plenty of time to answer questions in-depth. Feel free to write your questions down before visiting the office. That way, you’re less likely to forget something.
Tooth decay is a common problem that affects millions of young children. The team at Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry believes that by offering well baby visits free of charge, they can encourage good oral health early on. The team’s commitment to education and preventive dentistry enables kids of all ages to have healthy, happy smiles.
To schedule a well baby visit for your son or daughter, make an appointment at Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry. Call the office or click the online booking tool.