When should my child have their first dental appointment?
We recommend that your child sees us at the age of four. We've found that this is a good age for the first appointment because most of the teeth will be in, we'll be able to get a good idea of how development is taking place, and your child will be old enough to sit still for the required amount of time and follow directions. If your child is younger and you are concerned about their dental health, please give our Montrose dental office a call and we'll determine if your child should be seen earlier.
Reducing Dental Anxiety
These first few appointments are very important. We make it a point of keeping your child's first appointment easy and fun. It's more important to get your child acclimated to the sights and sounds of the dental office so that he or she can feel comfortable and confident. In time, appointments at the dentist will be seen as a regular part of staying healthy – a good attitude for keeping healthy habits as your child grows up!
We'll address a number of common concerns, including nutrition, behaviors like thumb-sucking, and how to build good brushing and flossing habits, as well as which products are appropriate for your little one. We know you probably have plenty of questions, so ask away! We are here to help!