Once your baby is born, Dr. Newhart believes it’s important to examine them within their first year. In fact, most babies born to our practice family are examined before they reach 6 months of age. This early examination offers several benefits. First and foremost, Dr. Newhart’s assessment of the mouth and face is often more detailed than what pediatricians typically provide. He is an expert in facial and oral growth and development.
As a mother, you can discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your baby’s facial growth, tooth eruption, and habits like thumb sucking. Dr. Newhart also provides guidance on nutrition, supplements, preferred bottle nipples, and the use of pacifiers. Additionally, he teaches mothers how to care for their baby’s teeth until they can do it themselves.
Did you know that approximately 50% of babies are born with at least one partially erupted tooth? Dr. Newhart is truly passionate about this aspect of his practice. Ensuring proper care for these toddlers is crucial until they can transition to our Tooth Buds Program, where they learn to enjoy visiting the dentist.