When Should My Child See The Dentist for The First Time? 

A baby's first year is full of exciting firsts - their first smile, their first babble, their first step, and their first word. But, did you know that around this time you should schedule their first dental appointment too? 

Wait, isn't it too early? 

Keep reading to learn when and why you should schedule your little one's first pediatric dentist appointment. 

At What Age Should My Baby See The Dentist? 

The American Association of Pediatric Dentists recommend that children go for their first oral check-up when their first tooth comes out or by the time they turn one year old. Unfortunately, a lot of parents aren't aware of this and we often see kids that are three or four years old and are dealing with dental issues that could have been prevented with regular checkups and care

We understand that bringing a child in for their first dental appointment at six months or one year seems very early, but it's best for their oral health as the dentist can identify potential issues early and make sure their teeth develop properly. 

Although baby teeth will eventually fall out, they play a crucial role in your child's long-term oral health. They hold the space for permanent teeth and can prevent crowding. 

What to Expect During Your Baby's First Dental Appointment 

We understand that you are nervous about your baby's first dentist appointment, but rest assured that at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry we pride ourselves on creating a fun and positive experience for your little one. 

Since this is their first time at the dentist, we will examine their mouth while you hold them on your lap. This way, they can feel safer and more comfortable knowing they are in their mommy's arms. 

Before that, we will talk a bit about why it's important to take care of your child's oral health from an early age and give you all the tips you need to ensure their teeth will develop properly. We will also listen to your concerns and answer all your questions about how to brush their teeth, the type of toothbrush and toothpaste we recommend, as well as the types of foods and beverages it's best to stay away from. 

After this discussion, we will have a look at their teeth, gums, and mouth, assess their oral development and look for any signs of decay. 

Are You Looking for a Caring Pediatric Dentist in Marshfield? 

Then you should get in touch with Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about our team and services. We offer a comprehensive list of services in a fun and relaxed environment. We make sure to tailor every treatment to the needs of our little patients so you can rest assured that your little one will get the best care. 

Are you ready to meet us? Get in touch online or call us at (781) 205-1124 to book your baby's first appointment. 

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