We recommend your child come see us for their first visit between the ages of 2 and 3. We’ll start slow with a “happy visit” and proceed with any needed treatment only when they feel comfortable. This allows us to help them acclimate to our office with a ride in the big chair and an introduction to our dental instruments, while keeping their experience fun and positive. We can also begin to monitor their dental development and make you aware of any concerns early on.
If you are scheduling your own cleaning and exam, we encourage you to bring your child with you so that they can see what the process is like and understand that going to the dentist is fun and not scary. Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we'll be happy to add a few minutes to count teeth and get your child's first exam in!
As your child gets older, we offer additional services for children such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which protect small teeth. We look forward to building a lifelong relationship with your child, which will set them up for success in their future dental appointments.
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