New guidelines show that infants should see a dentist 6 months after the first tooth erupts or by 1 year of age.  This dental "well-baby exam" will provide an opportunity to implement preventative dental health habits that meet each child's unique needs and keep the child free from dental or oral disease.  Studies show that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age one are 40% lower in the first five years than those who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday.

A knee-to-knee exam will be performed to examine the child's teeth and mouth and a fluoride application will be done if necessary.  Dental cleanings typically start around 2 to 3 years of age. 

To download our powerpoint presentation on Infant Oral Health, click on the link below:

Infant Oral Health Presentation

To dowload Primary and Permanent Teeth Eruption Charts, clink on the links below:

Primary Teeth Eruption Chart

Permanent Teeth Eruption Chart

Oshtemo Family Dentistry, P.C.
R. Kevin Bannow, D.D.S.
Catherine E. Nelson, D.D.S.
5917 Stadium Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 372-1042
(269) 372-9962 FAX