At Peachtree Smile Center, we want your child's first dental visit to be a positive experience for everyone. If your child doesn't have a dentist yet, it may be time to schedule his or her first dental exam. The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the first visit to be when kids are 1 years old. Your child's first dental visit is their first step in a lifetime of good habits and regular dental care, and it's important to make sure it goes smoothly.
Your child's dental health is an important part of their overall health and wellness, and regular dental care is especially important as their teeth grow, fall out, and shift. It's important to detect any problems early and make sure your child's teeth stay strong and healthy, and that's easier to do when your child feels comfortable, safe, and happy.
If your child is older than one or already has that first tooth, it's time for their first dentist appointment. At Peachtree Smile Center, we make every effort to make the appointment painless and peaceful. Our team will wear street clothes, use simple and gentle language, and allow you to hold your child throughout the appointment.
It's never too early to start building good dental hygiene habits. Our talented Atlanta dentist, Dr. Evis Babo, loves kids and takes her commitment to their oral health seriously. Her pediatric dentistry patients include infants, kids, and teens who trust her to explain every procedure and help them maintain their oral health for years to come.
Dr. Babo and her pediatric dentistry team will include your child in the exam, helping to familiarize your child with toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, and the dental instruments we use for cleanings and examinations. All of these items will play an important role in your child's oral hygiene, so we make sure we make this part fun and informative.
Of course, diet also plays a big role in the health of gums and teeth. Our dentist will help your child understand which foods are good for bones and teeth, and which foods have ingredients that may damage the teeth. As your child gets older, we will continue to stress the importance of moderation, flossing, and brushing to avoid diet-related dental problems.