Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

Schedule Child’s First Dentist Visit by 12 Months

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should have their first dental appointment by their first birthday.  

Why so early?  There are a number of advantages to getting your little one off to the right start with the pediatric dentist.  First, an early start allows kiddos to grow up feeling safe and secure in the dental office. It is age-appropriate for toddlers to fuss a little at these early visits, but having successful appointments early on builds confidence for tots.  At Dentistry For Children, it is our philosophy to support children and their parents through dental care starting at a young age so that children may have the opportunity to have a shining smile for life.  

Second, early detection is key for any dental or developmental issues.  The earlier we can begin treatment or prevention, the better the outcome for dental health.  If problems are detected, our children’s hospital-trained specialists will know what to do and how to do it right.  

Infant & Toddler Dental Exams

At DFC, our experienced pediatric dentists are able to quickly complete a thorough exam, even on the wiggliest little patients. Check out our guide to your first exam to learn more about the process. Our team is trained to handle little mouths and we use tools made specifically for kids.  

At the first exam, we’ll also work with you, the parents!  We will support you in the adventure of parenting with guidance on things like teething, at-home dental care, diet development, and the like.  We will be your go-to for all things dental health from start to finish!

So, as you blow out that first birthday candle with your adorable little teething tot, be sure to contact us to schedule your FREE first dental visit.