The ADA Recommends the first dental visit be at 1 year of age. Although it’s hard to believe, if a child has a tooth, he can get a cavity. It’s ideal to have your child see Dr. Mulloy for checkups and have many good experiences before any procedures, such as a filling, needs to be done. This will help establish good oral health habits for your child and prevent dental anxiety. It will also give Dr. Mulloy a chance to talk to you about any concerns you may have and catch any potential problems early. She can also suggest preventative measures to keep you child’s mouth healthy such as fluoride treatment and sealants.
Baby teeth are very important for many reasons. They are important for developing proper speech and self-esteem. If a baby tooth is lost too early, teeth may drift into the empty spot making it difficult for the adult teeth to find room to come in. This can lead to crooked or crowded teeth. Your child needs his teeth to last since some baby teeth won’t fall out until he is about 11 years old. Also, if a cavity is left untreated it could causes an infection. Infections can become very serious in the young. These are reasons to schedule your child an appointment with Dr. Mulloy today!