A lifetime of excellent oral health begins with the habits your child develops at a young age. Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County partners with parents to help children develop healthy habits and a lifelong commitment to regular dental care. Dr. Richards and Dr. Miller are pleased to offer infant oral health care exams to ensure that the children in our community receive quality care from the beginning.

The American Academy of Pediatric Densitry, The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to bring children to the dentist by their first birthday. Early exposure to a dental environment will reduce the risk of dental phobias later in life and help your child become accustomed to routine professional care. Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County sees patients starting at birth on up for all their dental needs.

Your child is susceptible to dental caries and other health concerns as soon as they receive their first tooth. The Center for Disease Control has reported dental caries as the most prevalent infectious disease among children in our nation. The good news is that regular dental visits can significantly reduce your child’s risk of caries. By your child’s first birthday, they should be visiting our pediatric dentists at least twice a year for their regular dental exams.

During an infant oral exam, our pediatric dentists will gently assess your child’s erupted teeth to determine the state of their oral health and check for signs of caries or baby bottle tooth decay. To plan your child’s first oral exam in Mentor, Ohio, call Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County at (440)266-1740 today.