shutterstock_107382056Here at Williamson Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to offer growth and development assessments for you and your child.

The first examination of your child’s mouth is recommended within the first 12 months of his or her life. This will not only ensure that everything is looking healthy but also begin to familiarize your child with going to the dentist on a regular basis.

Children can be afraid of the dentist when they first begin to go. One of the main reasons for this is because their parents are scared of going and have passed this fear down to their children. We encourage you to make the trip to the dentist exciting so that they view going as a positive thing. If children learn at a young age to not fear the dentist, it will make going for the rest of their lives that much easier.

Even if your child does not have teeth yet, they should still be brushing their gums at least once per day. This will begin to get them into a lifelong habit of good oral care.

You should try and take your child to the dentist every 6 months. This will help to prevent plaque buildup, infections, and cavities. Getting X-rays taken on a regular basis is also an important part of ensuring your child has a healthy mouth.

If you have any questions about our growth and development assessment, Williamson Pediatric Dentistry would love to assist you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (615) 614-2424.