Educating parents on the dental needs of their infants

Q1 Word of Mouth newsletter 2023

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should establish a dental home for their child between when the baby’s first tooth erupts and before 12 months of age.

To help educate parents on the importance of an “age 1 dental visit,” you’re encouraged to share with them the following infographic. It shows how assessing risk, establishing habits and building a long-term relationship with a dentist who will manage their child’s total dental needs can help lead to a lifetime of good dental health.

While the age 1 dental visit is not a new recommendation, not all dentists are comfortable managing very small children. Education materials are available that help encourage general dentists to see small children, especially where a pediatric dentist may not be available.

Image of smiling infant child.