Mid-Michigan Pediatric Dentistry
Mid-Michigan Pediatric Dentistry
1125 S Linden Rd, Suite 800
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 733-5310

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit occur within six months after the first tooth appears, but no laterthan your child’s first birthday.   Mid-Michigan Pediatric Dentistry has established an Infant Oral Health exam program to encourage oral screenings at a young age for the following reasons:

  • Starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health.
  • Cavities are almost completely preventable through proper nutrition, hygiene, and fluoride supplementation.
  • Early treatment of dental caries avoids future pain and discomfort.
  • Baby teeth are important in chewing and speech and hold space in the jaws for the adult teeth.

During an infant oral health exam visit at Mid-Michigan Pediatric Dentistry, our doctors will do the following:

  • Review medical and dental histories,
  • Give a complete oral exam to check growth and development, oral hygiene, injuries, cavities or other problems,
  • Determine your child’s risk of developing tooth decay,
  • Provide suggestions for daily oral care including tooth brush instruction,
  • Evaluate your child’s fluoride needs to optimize the preventive benefits,
  • Apply fluoride varnish when needed,
  • Review feeding practices that may lead to tooth decay,
  • Discuss teething, pacifier use, or finger/thumb sucking habits,
  • Talk with you about common dental injuries and what to do if one happens,
  • Discuss treatment if needed and schedule the next check-up.