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Infants & Toddlers

Dentistry for Infants & Toddlers in Mission, TX

The tiniest smiles deserve the best treatment. At Clover Hills Dentistry in Mission, TX, Dr. Ochoa specializes in treating patients throughout infancy and toddlerhood so that your little one’s smile gets a healthy head start.

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Common Oral Health Concerns During Infancy

Infancy is full of significant milestones for your baby’s budding smile. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene and habits ensures your child grows up with a beautiful and healthy smile. The top topics that Dr. Ochoa will review at your little one’s dental visit include:

Oral Hygiene

How soon should you start cleaning your baby’s smile? Our Mission pediatric dentist recommends as soon as possible. Starting at birth, Dr. Ochoa recommends gently wiping your baby’s gums with a warm, wet washcloth after meals so that your little one keeps their gums clean and gets used to the sensation.

General Oral Hygiene Health Risk Assessment

If your baby has at least one tooth or has celebrated their first birthday, it’s time to schedule their first dental appointment with Dr. Ochoa. Your child’s first lap visit will include a brief oral health exam and education for the parent.


If you are raising your 2nd or 3rd child, you probably understand that teething can seem like a nightmare for babies and toddlers. Even though teething can leave your little one uncomfortable, feverish, and fussy, Dr. Ochoa is happy to guide you through this challenge that every parent goes through so that you can have a more peaceful home.

Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits

Many babies comfort themselves by sucking on their fingers, thumb, or pacifier. While most children stop non-nutritive sucking habits by age 2, Dr. Ochoa does not encourage this behavior after age 4 and can offer advice on how to get your little one to break this habit.

Serving Mission, TX: Clover Hills Dentistry is a Quality Dental Care Experience for the Whole Family

Clover Hills Dentistry wants parents and their very young children to feel comfortable during dental visits. Is your little one due for a dental visit? Don’t delay! Call 956-997-9799 or send us a short message online to schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment at Clover Hills Dentistry in Mission, TX.

2605 N. Shary Rd. Mission, TX 78574