When's The Right Time for My Child's First Visit?
Having a child is an exciting time and can often be filled with medical appointments for check-ups and immunizations that are common in early childhood. It is easy to overlook your child’s necessary dental care, especially if you don’t realize that their first visit should occur by their first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
For a family dentist in St. Paul who loves treating children, contact Highgrove Dental Care today. We welcome patients of all ages.
Why Should My One-Year-Old Visit the Dentist?
Our early childhood dental visits are designed to provide parents with much-needed information about the growth and development of their child. Additionally, we discuss home care and how to brush your child’s teeth, habits such as thumb-sucking, and proper nutrition to support strong teeth.
Making Kids Happy
We also value early childhood dental visits because they give us an opportunity to help your child develop a positive attitude regarding their oral health. The dental office is filled with unfamiliar sights and sounds. We make your child’s first dental visit fun by taking them for a ride in the chair, showing them the spray and suction instruments, and engaging their natural sense of curiosity.
Kids will also receive a prize at the end of their appointment to encourage them to come back excited about their next trip.
Ongoing Pediatric Dental Care
We always move at your child’s pace and will only introduce new treatments such as dental cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants when your child is ready and requires more than just a dental exam and cleaning. We customize treatment for each patient based on their personal needs.
For a family dentist in St. Paul who provides pediatric dentistry, give us a call. We look forward to welcoming the whole family.