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Age 1 Dental Visit

Begin Preventative Pediatric Dental Care As Early As Age 1 

At Lahair & Gallagher Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Worcester, we take our role providing a ‘dental home’ for infants, children and those with special needs seriously. Establishing a trusting relationship with a dentist early in life is key to establishing good dental habits and lifelong oral health. 

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that infants have their first dental visit near the time when they turn one year old or within the first six months after their first tooth has erupted. At Lahair & Gallagher Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, the age one dental visit is used to determine the baseline health of your child’s smile. Our Worcester dental team will use this information to help monitor and detect oral developmental problems early and educate the parents about preventive dental measures at home. 

Age One Dental Visits in WorcesterWorcester Pediatric Dentists

When you make your child’s first appointment, our primary goals are to begin building a trusting relationship between your child and our dentists. Once your child has become familiar with routine visits to the dentist, we begin performing regular cleanings. 

During your child’s first appointment at Lahair & Gallagher Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, parents meet our dental staff and review your child’s health and family history. If you have any upfront questions or concerns, this visit gives you the opportunity to discuss them. We’ll also cover details about your child’s development, oral habits (e.g., pacifier use or thumb sucking), and diet.

Next, we examine your child’s teeth. Our Worcester dentists will assess caries risk and overall dental health. As your child ages we will recommend bite-wing radio graphs to check for decay to ensure their teeth remain free of dental caries. When your child is older and depending on their tooth development, we will recommend a panoramic digital scan to completely examine your child’s growth and development. This image will help to determine if any dental problems are related to the underlying bone structure or if any teeth are moving out of alignment. After the completion of any exam, we’ll discuss proper dental hygiene habits, diet, dental caries prevention, and the progression of tooth eruption. 

More than a Dentist—Your Child’s Worcester Dental Home

Lahair & Gallagher Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is your trusted children’s dentist in Worcester. Our goal is to provide parents and young patients with effective, compassionate oral health care. By introducing your child to routine dental care early, the dental team at Lahair & Gallager Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can help prevent the later development of dental anxiety or fears. 

At our Worcester practice, we focus on providing patients and their parents with the education and skills needed to ensure healthy teeth healthy for a lifetime. Our dental team strives to provide you with information about pediatric dental care and at-home oral maintenance .

Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Appointment Today!

Lahair & Gallagher Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Worcester prides itself on its caring and informative approach to early childhood dental care. We want to be a trusted partner in your child’s dental health—their dental home. Contact us today to set up your child’s age one dental appointment. 

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