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What to Expect on Your Child's First Dentist Visit

What to Expect on Your Child's First Dentist Visit
Posted on 12/15/2020

As a parent, it can feel intimidating to plan all of the important check ups and milestones for their first years of life, and making sure you time things right is a primary concern. You might also be wondering what questions to ask when you take your child to see the dentist for the first time, and how to ensure that they are comfortable, and receive the proper care. Our team at Pedadontics, P.C. works with patients of all ages, and has some tips and ideas for tackling your child's first dentist appointment.

When is My Child Old Enough to Go to the Dentist

It is recommended that every child receive their first dental checkup when they are one year old, or at least within six months of their first tooth appearing. It is very important to start your child's dental journey at this time, because this way the dentist can get an idea of how the teeth will come in, what to look out for, and begin to predict whether any specific treatment will be required down the road.

You and Your Child Can Get Comfortable

Going to the dentist can feel scary sometimes, especially for children. That is why we work so hard at Pedadontics, P.C. to ensure that you and your child feel at home in our office, and we work to develop a strong and trusting relationship. Your child's first dental appointment is not only an opportunity to get that first, baseline checkup, it is also a chance to spend some time with a new or already trusted doctor, introducing your child, and familiarizing yourself with their approach. It is important to make sure that you and your child feel comfortable and cared for.

Choose a Dentist That Specializes in Pediatric Care

Making an appointment with a dentist that specializes in pediatric, or early, dentistry, ensures that you will be meeting with someone who knows how to speak to, and care for children, so that you can relax and know they are in good hands.

Pedodontics, P.C. is completely committed to caring for children from their first year of life all the way to early adulthood. We understand what an environment needs to make a child feel safe, at home, and excited to go to the dentist and receive the crucial dental care that they need. We help patients in Omaha, NE and surrounding areas achieve brilliant smiles to last lifetime, and cannot wait to meet you. Request an appointment or contact us today!