One of my goals is to provide you with all the tools and knowledge that you need to ensure that your child has a healthy and happy smile. I hope to use this blog for exactly that purpose! Please check back often for helpful tips and information for your family.
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Dr. Cara Mudd
In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics, we recommend that your child have their first dental check up scheduled when their first tooth erupts – or no later than their first birthday.
First, start with regular dental check-ups at Ridgeview Pediatric Dentistry. During these visits we can recommend a specific home prevention program of brushing, flossing, and dietary habits that parents can utilize and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. In addition to a beautiful smile, teeth also help children speak clearly and chew naturally. They also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.