Your Child’s First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you bring your children in to the office for their first visit by their first birthday. This may seem young, but research has shown that children are suffering from cavities earlier and earlier. Your child’s first visit to the dentist will allow you to speak with the doctor about cavity prevention and general oral hygiene. Your child will become acquainted with the office, and you will gain information about how to begin a good dental health regimen for your little one.
When scheduling your first visit, choose a time when your child is usually alert, not tired. Keep in mind that you will need to give a full medical and dental history for your child. You can expect a comfortable environment for you and your child where a basic exam will take place. This will include a gentle inspection of your child’s mouth and some observation of how the teeth and mouth are developing. We will also discuss various important topics such as diet, thumb sucking, teething, pacifiers and fluoride, and answer any questions you may have.