Age One Dental Visit in Herndon

The eruption of your baby’s first tooth represents an important milestone in their development and an excellent time to establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. For this reason, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling a visit with a pediatric dentist “by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts.”

At your baby’s first visit, Dr. Keliddar will perform a gentle assessment of your little one’s smile and help you establish an effective hygiene regimen to maintain optimal oral health. From the youngest age, we emphasize the importance of good oral care to prevent pediatric dental disease, such as baby bottle tooth decay and other problems. In addition to providing guidance on teething, dental development, and how to keep your baby’s new teeth clean, we also provide parents with information on dietary choices that support good oral health and preventing harmful oral habits.


For babies, the eruption of their first tooth is an extraordinary milestone. However, it can also feel a bit uncomfortable. As a result, your baby may act fussy, have trouble sleeping, excessively drool, not want to eat, and exhibit other signs of discomfort. Feel free to give us a call; we can provide you with the professional advice you need to help your baby feel more comfortable as the first set of teeth come into place.

The importance of baby teeth

Beyond the obvious functions of helping your child chew and speak, baby teeth also play an important role in the future development of your little one’s smile. Acting as placeholders, this first set of primary teeth helps to guide the permanent ones into their proper positions as they erupt into place. Because your child’s baby teeth are immediately susceptible to tooth decay, it’s essential from the moment they appear in the mouth that you start keeping your child’s smile clean and healthy.

Providing skilled and compassionate care from infancy through adolescence

At the office of Tiny Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, you can rest assured your baby’s smile is in the best of hands. We monitor your little one’s smile as they grow, helping to prevent dental disease while keeping a watchful eye on dental health, tooth eruption, oral function, swallowing, speech, and jaw development.