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Your Child's First Dental Visit


Posted on 4/25/2022 by Nam Thien Vu, DDS
Your Child's First Dental VisitDo you know when your child should have his or her first dental visit? You're not alone. The early months and years of a baby's and toddler's life are full of firsts! When a child's first tooth appears, or around the time of their first birthday, is the optimal time to begin taking them for dental check-ups. While some doctors provide a basic oral examination, not all do, and dentists are equipped to recognize any possible difficulties with the growth and development of the jaw and soft palate very away. Because baby teeth are more porous and prone to decay than adult teeth, early intervention is crucial to ensuring the health of those little teeth.

Practice Brushing Teeth


Brushing our teeth is a crucial component of our daily self-care and grooming practices, which newborns and toddlers learn as they grow more autonomous. Parents and siblings can brush their children's teeth together. However, it should be noted that toothbrushes are tools, not toys, and therefore newborns and toddlers should be constantly supervised. Children can practice the movements of brushing their teeth, but an adult will eventually need to brush properly.

Choosing a Dental Office


The greatest way to guarantee a pleasant experience is for you to have a positive experience as well. That is why it is critical to choose a dental facility and practitioner that you trust and feel at ease with. When looking for a wonderful dentist and dental clinic for your child, there are a few things to keep in mind. You want to select an office that is close to your home, school, or workplace. Children perform best when they are well-rested and well-fed. It is beneficial to locate a dentist practice that is convenient for getting to and from appointments. We're all busy, so finding early morning, evening, and even weekend appointment times that work for you, including family appointments, is a plus. The ease of online booking is very beneficial! Dentists, hygienists, and staff should not only be knowledgeable about pediatric dental treatments and services, but they should also like what they do. Dental exams don't have to be dreadful. They can be entertaining! Positive behavioral reinforcement techniques and post-visit awards, as well as child-friendly dental exam rooms, are all excellent approaches to ensure that each office visit is a huge success.

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