Memories of dental visits can impact a person's interest in visiting the dentist for their entire life. We understand how important a patient's experience is to their oral health for a lifetime. Bringing your child in around their first birthday helps them see the dental office as part of their world and allows us to make a happy visit and positive memories. This often has the effect of making childhood dental care much more enjoyable for the whole family.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the establishment of a dental home within 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth or 12 months of age, whichever happens first. This early visit allows you, as a parent, to establish a relationship with your child’s dental provider from a young age, giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy mouth. We will look for early signs of problems, discuss prevention strategies, and what to do in the case of a dental emergency.