What’s the Best Age for a Child’s First Visit to the Dentist?

How young is too young for a child’s first dental appointment?

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health recommends that the first visit be within about six months of the first tooth appearing or at least by the age of 12 months.

The Goal: Building Trust

Today, pediatric dental care is all about establishing a comfort level with the child.

It used to be that parents might wait until the child’s first molars appeared before scheduling that first appointment. We now know that that can be too late.

Today, we at Indiana Emergency Dental look forward to meeting young patients and building trust that will lead to a lifetime of good dental practices.

Prevention Leads to Cures

Advances in dental care mean we can now detect potential problems much earlier. By introducing a child to the dentist at an early age, we can create a generation of young adults who face fewer problems and less trauma as they mature.

With regular exams and professional care, growing children can learn to take responsibility for their dental health earlier. That increases knowledge and leads to better choices as the child matures. And that knowledge, in turn, leads to better overall health and well-being and more confident young adults.

It’s a win-win situation.

A Full Range of Services

At Indiana Emergency Dental, Dr. Ed Garry offers first examinations for young children and consultations with parents about their concerns.

Our team has the expertise and compassion to deal with abnormalities and problems. We provide lifetime dental care to family members of all ages.

With over 30 years of experience, we offer area families a choice and are always available to respond to a dental emergency. What more could you want?

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