infant dental exam in gainEsville

Start with the First Tooth

We’re here to take the guesswork out of your baby’s dental care

Your baby’s first tooth can be an exciting—and stressful—time for everyone involved! 

Babies can start teething as young as 3 months old, so knowing what to expect can be a challenge. If your baby is chewing on their toys, drooling a lot, and acting very cranky, it could be time for their very first infant dental exam. In Gainesville, parents turn to the pediatric specialists at Hero Pediatric Dentistry for healthy teeth and happy babies.

Infant Dental Exam Overview

Getting an early start to regular oral health exams puts your child a step ahead when it comes to good dental health for life. You’ll want to bring your baby in for their first infant dental exam shortly after their first tooth starts to appear, or around their first birthday if they haven’t started teething yet.

This lets us monitor your child’s teeth and gum health from the beginning of their teething process, making it a less stressful experience for everyone involved.

Plus, your child will learn to feel comfortable going to the dentist from an early age, which will pay off big time down the road!

How We Help

For a baby’s first dental appointment, we want to make sure both you and your child feel comfortable every step of the way while we perform the examination. We also give you the information you need on topics like:


Baby bottle tooth decay

Infant feeding practices

Mouth cleaning


Pacifier habits

Finger-sucking habits

How We Perform Infant Dental Evaluations

Successful infant dental exams should be fun, tear-free, and easy experiences for your baby. We take special care making sure even our littlest patients feel safe and happy throughout their entire appointment.

What to Expect

Your baby’s first visit with us will typically take about 45 minutes. Depending on where your baby is in the teething process, we may exam the following areas to check their growth and development:

  • Teeth
  • Jaws
  • Bite
  • Gums
  • Oral tissues

We may also give your baby’s teeth a gentle cleaning, if needed. This just involves carefully removing plaque and tartar to prevent build-up.

Why We’re Loved By Parents & Patients Alike

A Fun, Kid-Friendly Environment

By creating positive experiences, we can stop the “scary dentist” stigma.

Emphasis on Education

We deliver a genuine understanding of dental hygiene to equip you and your child for success.

Compassionate care

Our friendly pediatric dentists are especially talented at helping kids and babies of all ages feel comfortable and safe.

Frequently Asked Questions About Infant Dental Exams

Get the Best Care for Your Baby’s Teeth

Discover why so many turn to us for infant dental exams in Gainesville.