Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by their 1st birthday. At this visit, we will examine your child's oral cavity and provide the parent with oral hygiene instructions. This infant appointment gives the parent valuable information and to start your child on the right path to years of good dental health. Our goal for your child is a beautiful smile with strong healthy teeth for a lifetime.
Many parents ask us, “What should I tell my child about their first dental visit?”. We suggest you prepare your child the same way that you would before their first hair-cut or trip to the shoe store. This will not be the frightening experience you may remember from your youth. If you are nervous about the trip, then the less you say the better. You cannot hide your anxiety from a child (they have radar for these things). Have fun going through it with your child. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.