At what age should my child first visit the dentist?
The time to start regular preventive dental care is when your child’s first tooth appears, according to guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This usually occurs between six months and your child’s first birthday. At this early visit, Our team has the opportunity to teach you how to best PREVENT CAVITIES. Too often children visit the dentist at the age of three or four with large cavities that could have been prevented.
The first visit to our office is designed to get you better acquainted with all we offer as well as introduce you to Dr. Eddie and our caring team. We encourage questions and do our best to always deliver quality care.
The best way to schedule your child’s dental appointments...
We make every effort to make your child’s dental experience a positive one. For that reason, it is imperative for you to schedule their dental appointments appropriately. While we understand that it may be difficult for them to miss school or for you to miss work, there are many reasons why we schedule young children early in the day. We will be happy to work with you to find a time that fits your schedule and is also best for your child.
When is the best time to bring your child to the dentist?
We find that young or particularly anxious children often have a better experience in the dental environment during the morning hours. At this time of day, children are well rested, refreshed and more cooperative. In the afternoon, children are often tired and cranky, putting us and your child at a disadvantage from the start. Some younger children also still need naps – we ask that you to take this into consideration when scheduling appointments and try not to schedule their appointments during nap time.