SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE BABY TEETH ARE NOT IMPORTANT because they’re temporary. Not only is that incorrect, it can be dangerous. The health of baby teeth can affect permanent teeth, not to mention speech and jaw development.
To better ensure good oral health, you and your child should come in and visit with us.
When Should A Child First Visit The Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says “first visit by first birthday.” Some experts recommend visiting the dentist within 6 months of the arrival of your child’s first tooth. If you have questions or concerns before either of these times, don’t hesitate to call. We encourage all of our patients to make sure to bring their kids in to for a dental office visit by 3 years of age.
Ways To Make Your Child Feel Safe And Comfortable
Sometimes, a first time dental visit can be challenging for a little one. You can help us ensure your child’s visit is comfortable by following some tips:
- Consider playing “open your mouth so I can count your teeth” with your child at home. This may help remove fear.
- Stay with your child throughout the visit. If necessary, you may need to hold your child during the exam.
- Bring an extra diaper and snack, a favorite toy, blanket, or another familiar object. This may help your child feel more comfortable and safe.
- It may be best not to bring other children along for the first visit.
We’re Here To Help
We’re here to help you help your child. If you have any questions please send them our way. You can call us or reach out to us on Facebook. We’re excited to join forces to make sure your child has excellent oral health.