Below are some of the most common and regularly asked questions about pediatric dental care. Reach out to Serenity Dental at 281-310-1417 if you want to know more.
When should I first take my child to the dentist?
Children are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to have their first dental appointment around six months after their first tooth erupts. At the latest, children should see the dentist by their first birthday. Early pediatric visits with Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates are designed to help your child feel comfortable and familiar with the dentist’s office. Then, in the future, they feel unafraid when visiting for pediatric dentistry in Katy, Texas.
When does my baby first start showing teeth?
Your baby will first start developing teeth while in the womb at around 16 to 20 weeks, but these teeth normally stay below the gumline until 6 to 10 months after birth. Each child is unique, though, and we invite you to contact our dentists if you have concerns about your child’s smile development.
Why is it so important to take care of primary teeth?
Though they are eventually replaced with adult teeth, baby teeth play an important role in your child’s oral health and wellbeing. Healthy primary teeth have been proven to help your child’s speech and vocal development and are necessary for guiding erupting adult teeth into the correct positions. Your child will also gain a strong, functional bite with their baby teeth, which helps them maintain a proper diet.