Your Child’s First Visit

The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend all children visit a dentist soon after their first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday. This is because as soon as a child has a tooth, they can get cavities and have tooth decay.

Child First Visit

From their very first appointment to every appointment after, we strive to create positive feelings for your child about visiting the dentist. We will work hard to make your child comfortable as they become familiar with the dentist’s office.

At the first visit, we will:

  • Help your child feel comfortable in our office and in the dental chair
  • Check the health of teeth, gums, and jaw
  • Evaluate to be sure your child’s oral development is on-track

To learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for your child’s first dental checkup,
you can visit this page on the ADA’s website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Absolutely! The unknown can be scary for children. We do our best to make your child comfortable from their very first visit. Our goal is to help establish a trusting relationship with dental professionals that will last their lifetime.

A child should see a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears. It is important to make an appointment before their first birthday so the dentist can monitor their development. You can learn more about your child’s first visit to Today’s Dental here.

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