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When Should I Take My Child For the First Visit?

  • October 6, 2014

There’s very little about raising kids that anyone would call easy. Knowing that the decisions you make every day affect the future life of your child is pretty overwhelming, but we can at least step in and help you make the decision about when it’s time to take your little one to see the dentist for the first time.

Some of our families assume that they should wait to bring their child into the dentist until it’s time to start school. Unfortunately, this is just a bit too late. Often, children develop cavities during their toddler years. Without being able to see them, it’s difficult for us to help you find solutions for early decay, which is why we recommend that you begin bringing your little one in just after their first tooth comes in.

An Early Start

Starting your child in the dental office early gives you several advantages. First, your child will be more comfortable coming into the office saving you from difficult visits in the future. Coming in early also helps you get an idea of what to expect from your child’s teeth as he continues to grow. We can also find problems early, giving you more time and ideas to help deal with those problems.

The first tooth generally appears around the six month mark. You should bring your child in before he hits the one year mark. Contact us today to set up an appointment for your little one. We can’t wait to get to know your newest family member!

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