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Des Moines Dentist Discusses Your Child’s First Dental Visit

mother and child Des MoinesChances are your baby’s smile lights up your life. But what are you doing to protect that smile? Because a child doesn’t usually have a complete set of teeth until around age three, parents may wonder what constitutes the appropriate time to take their children to the dentist. After all, what can a dentist do with one or two teeth? According to the American Dental Association, the first dental visit should occur within six months of the emergence of a child’s first tooth but not after his or her first birthday. The first visit plays an important role in establishing the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health for your child. Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, discusses the first dental visit and the importance of caring for a child’s teeth.

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Des Moines Dentist: Baby’s Smile Makes Mother Happy

smiling baby and motherIt will probably come as no surprise to learn the smile of her baby can make a mother happy. What may come as a surprise is that science has proven that fact. Studies show that a baby’s smile triggers portions of the mother’s brain that are associated with euphoria. So if you’re a mother and you’re feeling down, try making your baby laugh or smile.

This scientific discovery puts a spotlight on your baby’s teeth. After all, you want that smile to be beautiful for years to come, and if you’re a new mother, you want to do everything possible so that your baby’s smile is what you’ve always dreamed it would be. Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, shares some tips for new and expectant mothers regarding their children’s oral health.

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MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm