Having a healthy smile starts early. Think about that first baby tooth. Once it errupts, it's important to schedule your child's first dental appointment. In order to help your child avoid pain and infection, it’s important to keep those baby teeth healthy. Even before your his first tooth, it's a good idea to get into the habit of wiping his gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath time, says the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. You don't need to use any toothpaste yet. Simply wrap the cloth or gauze around your index finger and rub it gently over his gums.

One of Brentwood's favorite dentists, Ryan Cregger, D.D.S., M.S.D., takes over ownership and is happy to announce a new location of Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry. There are now three locatios — Maryland Farms (new), Brentwood and Nolensville. Cregger became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in 2017 and gained extensive experience in all facets of dental care for infants, children and people with special needs. His offices offer pediatric dentistry, regular exams and cleanings, bonding, crowns, extractions and more. All the help you need to keep your child's smile bright and white!

Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry of Maryland Farms is located at 5109 Peter Taylor Park Drive, Brentwood. Hours are Mon - Tue 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 615-373-4047 or visit brentwoodpediatricdentistry.com.