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A Strong Start for Your Favorite Smile

You have a lot on your plate as a new parent, and Dr. Mehta along with the whole team at Wellspring Pediatric Dentistry is eager to take something off of it. We’re able to see infants as young as a few days old to make sure their oral and functional health starts and stays strong for many years to come.Dr. Mehta and her team evaluate for tongue and lip ties to ensure your infant is feeding well and thriving. We can’t wait to serve your growing family! Give us a call today to learn more about how our Katy dentist for infants will look after your favorite smile.

Why Choose Wellspring Pediatric Dentistry for Infant Dental Care?

  • Led by Award-Winning Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Laser Frenectomies for Lip & Tongue Tie
  • Kind, Warm, & Professional Dental Team

When Should My Baby First Go to the Dentist’s Office?

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We recommend bringing your infant to see us as soon as their first tooth comes in OR around their first birthday—whichever occurs first! A gentle exam at this point can tell Dr. Mehta a lot about how your child’s mouth and jaws are developing, plus you’ll have a chance to ask any and all questions on your mind about how to take care of your new smile at home. 

What Happens During Your Baby’s First Dental Checkup

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Dr. Mehta will perform a short exam that primarily involves looking at your child’s mouth and lightly rubbing their gums with her finger to evaluate the condition and position of their incoming teeth. She’ll also discuss best practices for oral hygiene at home and give you plenty of time to ask questions. She will evaluate and treat lip and tongue ties to ensure your infant is feeding well and thriving. Bringing your child to a professional at this stage sets them up for success later on and ensures that potential problems are found (and treated) before they can turn into major issues.