The very best way to ensure your child grows up with a good relationship with oral health is to start them off early. Like the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests, your Medford pediatric dentist says the first infant visit should occur before their first birthday comes and goes. There’s nothing a parent should stress over about bringing their infant in for an initial visit. It’s an experience designed to make you and your child feel relaxed and at home in our office and with our team. We want to build their trust so that as they grow along with their smile, seeing the dentist for a checkup or cleaning is no big deal — for everyone involved! Need help learning how to keep your little one’s smile sparkling at home? Dr. DeFeo can help! She’ll show you the importance of getting the right amount of fluoride and talk about infant habits such as thumb sucking and using a pacifier.