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Questions & Answers

Your Child's First Visit

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When should my child visit the dentist for the first time?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist for the first time when they are about 6 months old or when their first tooth erupts. This initial appointment helps your child become comfortable in the dental office and ensures that they are growing and developing correctly.

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Why should I bring my child to the dentist so young?

These early visit to the dentist help your child establish a “dental home.” This allows them to feel comfortable in the dental office and prevents feelings of anxiety, discomfort and fear in the future, as well as allowing our dentists and team to develop a positive and trusting relationship with your child. We are also here to be a resource for you and work with you to monitor your child’s oral growth and development to ensure they receive all the care they need to keep their mouth and smile healthy.

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How often should my child visit the dentist?

Your child should visit the dentist at least once every six months, or twice a year. These routine visits allow your child to receive preventive care, such as cleanings and exams, to help keep their mouth and smile healthy. Depending on your child’s individual needs, our dentists may recommend a more frequent schedule of visits.

Your Child's First Visit

 
SETTING GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Your child’s first dental visit helps them establish a dental home and begin developing positive, trusting relationships with our dentists and team. We are dedicated to making your child’s experiences at Dentistry and Braces Group as comfortable as possible so they can receive the care they need to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy mouth and smile. Call today to schedule your child’s first dental visit and learn more! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist to receive an initial dental exam within six months of when their first tooth erupts. These first dental visits are designed to establish a dental home and help your child begin developing positive associations with visiting the dentist.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A typical children’s dental appointment will include the following:

  • The dental team will greet you and your child.
  • We will review the health history of your infant and your family.
  • Our dentists will ask about your child’s oral habits, pacifier use, diet and general development.
  • We will perform a gentle examination of your child’s teeth and gums, during which we will note any teeth that may appear in coming months.
  • We will provide advice on brushing, flossing, how to prevent oral injury, fluoride intake and other topics to help you keep your child’s mouth healthy at home.
  • We will provide a description of your child’s current oral health in detail and make any needed recommendations about oral habits, toothbrushes and toothpaste, diet, and pacifiers.
  • A schedule of regular appointments will be created by our team for your child.
  • We will address your questions and concerns.

Remember, if you are calm, your child will feel calm. You can help your child feel happier and more comfortable in the dental office by being positive and calm yourself. You can encourage your child to develop positive associations with visiting the dentist by avoiding threatening language and providing positive explanations about what will happen during the appointment. If you have any questions about your child’s first dental appointment, please feel free to contact our office.

Contact Us

At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.