Many parents assume their child won’t need to see a dentist until they have a complete set of milk or primary teeth, but this isn’t the case. The sooner your kid sees a dentist, the greater the chance they will grow up with good oral health and cavity-free teeth. It is important to establish your kid’s “dental home” while they are still very young, so they get accustomed to seeing a dentist regularly for preventative care. Ideally, they should have their first dental visit by age one or soon after they get that first precious tooth, whichever is sooner.
Advantages of Establishing a “Dental Home”
Our team at One Smile all love seeing kids and treat them like family, and we will make sure your little one feels as comfortable as possible during all their visits. Dental education is extremely important to us, and we can chat with you about how best to care for those brand new teeth and offer advice on how to avoid childhood tooth decay. We can provide nutritional advice, as your child’s diet plays a very important role in keeping teeth strong and cavity-free. Our dentist can also help with other issues like thumb sucking. We work with you, and with your kid as they grow up, providing all the knowledge and professional care needed for a healthy smile for life.