The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you schedule your child’s first dental visit within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by their first birthday – whichever comes first. While this may seem young, there is good reason for it – dental decay can begin as soon as a child’s tooth arrives. Tooth decay, if left untreated, can have serious implications for a child’s long-term health and wellness and can also impact the permanent teeth below.
Dr. Jerry and team want your child to feel comfortable going to the dentist. Early exposure helps us build good relationships with our patients and we pride ourselves on creating positive experiences for your children. Many of our patients look forward to visiting us!
During your child’s first visit, we will check baby teeth for early cavities, show you how to care for a young child’s mouth properly, review developmental milestones, and discuss the importance of good home care and nutrition. This appointment will be quick and fun, and will allow your child to see how easy a visit to the dentist can be. We also encourage parents and caregivers to bring any questions they may have about their child’s oral hygiene, diet and development.