Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Tips for a Positive Dental Visit

  • Schedule 1st dental visit with a pediatric dentist within 6 months after your baby’s 1st tooth erupts or by their 1st birthday.
  • Schedule a morning appointment when children tend to be rested and cooperative.
  • Try to make your child’s dental visit a fun outing — prepare by playing dentist at home and taking turns laying down to count each other‘s teeth.
  • Don’t worry that your baby won’t sit or cooperate at their check up — Pediatric Dentists don’t expect them to! We are specially trained to help kids build up confidence toward a positive experience.

What happens at the First Dental Visit?
Establishing a dental home by age 1 will allow the dentist to teach you about prevention so you can team up with us to help your child be cavity free.