First Tooth + First Birthday = First Dental Visit

Sponsored Content from Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry

September 26, 2018

New baby? Welcome to many new firsts!

One that you may not be aware of is... FIRST TOOTH, FIRST BIRTHDAY = FIRST DENTAL VISIT! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics and Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry, all recommend that your baby have their first dental visit when you see the first tooth or by age 1.

Why is it important that your take your baby for an infant dental exam?
Cavities are the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States and baby teeth are susceptible to decay from the time you are able to see them in the mouth. More than 25% of children have cavities in their baby teeth before entering kindergarten according to the CDC.

Why choose a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry, with two to three years of specialty training following dental school. The focus is on the growth and development, psychology, cosmetic, and alternative methods of treatment for infants, children, and teens.  

When your baby is ready for their first dental visit, choose Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry!
Dr. Kathy Kaelin is a loving mom of two, and cares for all of her patients as if they were her own. She has been serving the children of Parker and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Dr. Kaelin sees children from the time they are infants through their college years. She specializes in treating infants, children, teens, those with special needs, and sports dentistry.

What to expect...
When you walk through the door of Dr. Kaelin's beach-themed office, you will be met by friendly staff, ready to provide your family the highest quality care available.

At Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry, parents are ALWAYS welcome in the treatment areas. During the first exam, Dr. Kaelin will do a cavity risk assessment on your baby and discuss with you feeding practices (nursing vs. bottle vs. sippy cup), diet, fluoride use, oral hygiene schedules and methods, non-nutritive sucking habits (thumb and pacifier), dental trauma, and growth and development. 

Dr. Kaelin will focus on education and prevention, and provide tips and tools to ensure you know how to care for your child’s teeth. After the first appointment, your baby will have continuing care visits every 6 months ... just like you do!

Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry is currently accepting new patients. They work with most insurance companies. Dr. Kaelin welcomes you to call or stop by in person for a tour or just to say hello.

Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry
19700 E. Parker Square Dr., Suite 2
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 805-8266