At what age should I bring my child in?


Your child is susceptible to dental decay as soon as his/her first baby teeth appear in your child's mouth around the age of six months. Pediatric Dentists and Pediatricians both recommend that your child have his/her first dental "healthy baby checkup" by 1 year of age, or 6 months after the first baby tooth erupts. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and his/her staff will take pictures of your child's teeth, clean them, and then count his/her teeth. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that may cause unnecessary fear or anxiety, such as needle, shot, drill, or hurt.

By bringing your child to our office at a young age, he/she will become comfortable visiting our pediatric dental office. With our open bay examination and operatory areas, your child will be able to role model from other children and his/her peers. You will be teaching your child good dental habits at an early age.


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