This is an exciting week for our little Suzie, she’s going to have her first birthday. She’s also going to visit the dentist for the very first time. Suzie doesn’t have a lot of teeth yet, but we know it’s important to start her out early on the path towards good oral health.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends every child to have their first dental visit by their first birth day. So off we go!
The dentist said he’s do everything possible to make Suzie relax and comfortable. That is an important part of this visit. Just getting her used in sitting in the chair, and being examined. So far, so good!
It’s also important for us to know if Suzie is showing any signs of decay. Even though Suzie won’t have her baby teeth forever, she will rely on them for eating, speaking, and most importantly holding the necessary space for her permanent teeth.
Believe it or not, Suzie’s permanent teeth are already forming beneath her gums. So if we don’t take care of her baby teeth and she loses them prematurely, we may be setting her up for orthodontic problems later.
Besides, tooth decay can be painful for a child, and we want no part of that. I’d also want to make sure I’m cleaning Suzie’s teeth correctly. I’m glad I’ll get a chance to go over that while we’re here. What a great first checkup Suzie! I’m so proud of you! Let’s go home and tell daddy. But first, there’s one stop we need to make along the way. Sure, birthday girls need pretty teeth, but they also need balloons!
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