Baby’s First Dental Visit

Baby Got Teeth?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, see a pediatric dentist by AGE ONE.

Here’s why your baby’s first dental visit with Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry in The Woodlands, TX, should be sooner rather than later:

  • Children become better patients when they start early.
  • Cavity-causing bacteria attach to the teeth as soon as they erupt.
  • Cavities in baby teeth get very big, very fast.
  • It is common for small children to have cavities
  • Kids who sip juice & graze on high-carb foods are at greater risk for cavities.
  • It only takes one bad habit to cause a lot of problems.
  • Cavities are easy to fix when caught early.

Don’t let bacteria take over your little one’s teeth!

Here are very simple rules for drastically reducing cavities:

  • Drink water or white milk only.
  • Treat yogurt like it’s a dessert and not food.
  • Do not let your child sleep with a bottle.
  • Do not let your child nurse while sleeping.

And, of course, don’t forget these SMILE BFF’s!


Start with a finger brush whenever the first teeth erupt. Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a soft, age-appropriate toothbrush.


Teeth that have no space between them need to be flossed daily. Use a flosser with a handle to make it easier.


For infants and toddlers, use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. At age three, increase to a pea-sized dollop. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste.

For our youngest patients, we will perform a non-invasive lap visit. We look forward to partnering with you for your baby’s first dental visit at Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry in The Woodlands, TX. Call us at 281-681-9880. We have room on our schedule for your family!

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