First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend bringing your child to see a pediatric dentist for their first visit between 6 to 12 months of age, preferably no later than his/her first birthday.

Calabasas Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics


  • 1

    Clinical exam to evaluate proper growth and development of the head and neck region, and proper teeth and soft tissue development.

  • 2

    Demonstration of proper oral hygiene techniques for infants and toddlers.

  • 3

    Guidance on dietary needs and habits.

  • 4

    Discussion of proper fluoride intake for infants.

  • 5

    Discussion of oral habits and when to wean habits such as a pacifier, thumb sucking, bottles, and sippy cups.

  • 6

    Injury prevention counseling and what to do in case of dental emergencies.

  • 7

    Caries Risk Assessment: Evaluation of whether your child is at risk of developing cavities.

  • 8

    Creation of an individualized home care routine for your child, so we can prevent future cavities.

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