The AAPD recommends dental visits start at the age of One!
At the first visit we evaluate your child and introduce you to proper oral hygiene and healthy dental habits. The very youngest children will have a short, easy appointment where we evaluate dental development and check for decay. Older children, 2 or 3+, will have an appropriate dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. Dental radiographs or x-rays are taken only as needed and will be discussed with you first. Additional services, if necessary, will be scheduled for another day.
We want your child’s visit to be a positive experience. You can help prepare your child by discussing what will occur at their visit. Explain that visiting the dentist is a part of growing up and that the dentist will help them keep their teeth strong and healthy. Avoid negative words like “hurt” and “shot”. If you are upbeat, chances are that your child will be upbeat as well.