Children should have their first dental visit from the beginning in order to kick off a lifetime of great oral health. Your child should visit the dentist for the first time right around his or her third birthday. This is the perfect time for our team to carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth. Dental problems often start early, so the sooner the visit occurs, the better. Also, we can provide or recommend special preventive care to safeguard against problems, such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations, gum disease, and prolonged thumb-sucking.
Parents play a major role in preparing the child for their first dental visit and helping them develop proper oral hygiene practices for life. You should talk with your child about what they can expect from their dental appointment and help encourage them in a positive way. The primary goal of the child’s first visit is to ensure the child has a positive experience. Creating this positive experience will help make future visits easier and more likely to occur on a regular basis. Children who learn proper oral hygiene early will more likely retain these habits into adulthood.
To make an appointment for your child, please contact us today!