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Getting your child’s first dental exam by the age of 1 is very important in preventing decay and cavities, even if there may be some apprehension when you take them for their first dental appointment. Be sure to bring them into Dr. Austin Bowden’s office to get a professional, pediatric exam to prevent early childhood infections. If their oral health care is not taken care of, children can get their first cavity by the age of 2.

There are many things you can count on when you go to a pediatrician. They specialize in helping children’s teeth develop and stay healthy as well as accommodating your child’s size with smaller dental equipment. This is specifically designed for their dental exam and their comfortability being in a dentist office. Toys and bright décor give your child a sense of fun where they can enjoy coming to the dentist.

When first visiting your child’s dentist, some things you will discuss include the following:

– Proper dental care for their mouth
– Daily fluoride use
– Bad oral habits (such as thumb sucking) prevention
– Stopping accidents to the face or mouth
– Milestones in their dental development
– The oral health and diet of your child
– Your child’s medical history

Our team here in Timonium, Maryland, focuses on your child’s dental care to ensure they receive the oral care they need to have a lifetime of good dental health. This preventative care Kids First Pediatric Dentistry provides gives your child a better chance of preventing any dental dangers. Give us a call at 410-828-5699 to schedule your child’s next or even first dental exam today!