When should my child have their first dental visit?
Many pediatritians recommend your child's first dental visit at the age of one to check for nursing bottle decay. If you avoid putting your child down to sleep with anything but water (this includes nursing) and see no visible problems, we recommend you bring him or her in by the age of three.
Most children have all of their primary teeth by age three. We prefer to have you bring your child with you for your regular dental appointments to get acquainted with us and the dental office environment in a stress-free way and then return for their own appointment at an appropriate time. We will always portray dentistry in a positive light for your child to prevent the anxiety that is common with dental care. By creating an interactive experience with brushing, flossing, and education, your child feels involved in their own dental care.
As your child grows, we will incorporate more preventive techniques such as dental exams, professional dental cleanings, and preventive care such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants. We will also incorporate diagnostic images to look for decay and monitor your child's growth patterns. By starting your child early with routine dental care, you can help him or her have a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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