Dental care for children is just as important as it is for adults, even before they start developing their permanent teeth. Our office LOVES to see children of all ages and we pride ourselves on providing a comfortable environment so they look forward to and enjoy their visits. Bringing your child into the dentist allows us to ensure their teeth are developing properly, look for any dental problems, and build the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.
When Should You First Bring Your Child In?
We recommend bringing your child in for their first dental checkup around their third birthday. At this point, most children have a full set of baby teeth and we can begin to look for cavities or jaw problems. Bringing your child in when they’re young also helps them become more comfortable with the dentist.
We Make It Fun!
It’s common for children to be anxious about visiting the dentist. That’s why we do everything we can to make their first visit as comfortable as possible and to show them there is nothing to fear. At your child’s first appointment, we will show them our instruments, give them a ride in the dental chair, and count their teeth. If the child is comfortable, we will also polish their teeth. They can even watch their favorite cartoons on the TV. At the end of their appointment, there will be plenty of prizes for your child to choose from and they will receive a T-shirt. Making your child’s first appointment fun will help set the tone for their subsequent visits. Just as with our adult patients, our young patients’ comfort is our top priority.