A frequently asked question we receive regarding children is at what age they should start visiting the dentist. Following the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that you bring your child to see us when their first tooth emerges or no later than their first birthday.
During your child's initial dental visit, we will take the opportunity to get to know them and help them become familiar with the dental office environment. We will also assess your child's dental health and provide valuable tips for maintaining good oral hygiene. Our utmost goal is to create a positive and comfortable experience for our youngest patients, ensuring they feel happy and at ease when visiting the dentist.
Creating a positive and memorable dental experience for your child starts at home. Start by discussing the upcoming visit with your child to help alleviate any fears they may have. Let them know that our dental team will explain each procedure and answer any questions they may have. When talking about the dentist with your child, it's important to avoid using negative phrases such as needle, shot, or drill. Our dental team uses positive language with similar meanings to help ensure that your child feels comfortable and at ease during their visit. Children are perceptive and can pick up on your emotions, so it's essential to stay positive and relaxed throughout the visit.