Your child’s dental health is important, and it should start early. Your child’s first dental visit should ideally happen by their first birthday. The earlier you start, the healthier their new teeth will be. Cavities can start as early as the age of three so preventative care, even in young children is important.
As a parent you want your child to have a beautiful and healthy smile. An early orthodontic screening can help ensure your child has the best possible smile, and help to pinpoint any potential problems. You can bring your child in as early as six months for their first screening, and we recommend that they have their first visit by age seven at the latest. The earlier you bring your child in for their first dental visit, the more relaxed and comfortable they will be. It will also help in the future in case any procedures such as removal of permanent teeth need to be done.
We recommend scheduling your child’s visit early in the morning while they are rested and the most cooperative. A good first visit to the dentist will help to shape their attitudes about dental care, and help them be relaxed and look forward to their visits. This attitude will also help to ensure they receive the preventative care they need to get a healthy start.
Early preventative care in children is essential for good oral health and a beautiful smile later in life. Consider scheduling their first office visit by the age of six months and start your child on the road to a beautiful smile.