Infant Oral Care

child brushing his teeth

At Children’s Dentistry, we want to help you set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health. Healthy habits begin even before your child’s first teeth begin to emerge. Our Las Vegas infant dentists will work with you to help ensure that you’re taking the right steps for your child’s dental health.

When Should You Make Your Child’s Appointment?

Your child should have their first dentist appointment within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, no later than age one. Initial dental visits for babies are usually primarily informative, but it’s important to choose a dentist who specializes in pediatric dentistry. The habits learned at these early visits will play a key role in your child’s long-term dental health.

The Parents’ Role

When your child is too young to take care of their teeth themselves, parents play an important role in their oral health. Our infant dentists in Las Vegas stress the importance of cleaning your child’s teeth and gums for them, teaching them proper techniques once they are old enough. It’s also important to make sure your child gets enough fluoride through water, toothpaste, or professional treatments. You should avoid letting your child go to bed with a bottle, as this can lead to a dental condition called baby bottle decay.

Schedule Your Appointment

We offer a full range of pediatric dental services and treatments from any of our six locations, including dental care for infants and toddlers. To make your child’s first dentist appointment, contact our Las Vegas infant dentist today.

Dr. Ben Salar

About Dr. Ben Salar

Dr. Salar grew up in Los Angeles, California. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley, he attended Temple University School of Dentistry where he earned his dental degree. Immediately after graduating, he attended the prestigious NYU/Bellevue hospital program where he received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry.

Upon finishing his education, Dr. Salar moved to the Great Sierra Nevada area where he has since served infants, children and adolescents in the local community. Although Dr. Salar emphasizes preventive dental care, conservative dentistry and home maintenance, his extensive sedation and surgical experience in performing full mouth oral rehabilitation has established him as the go to pediatric dentist for children requiring advanced complex treatment plans, special needs, anxiety and systemic health conditions.

With a cheerful demeanor and the intention of making sure ALL kids receive equal top notch treatment, Dr. Salar looks forward to serving his patients and their families with kindness and compassion.