Since we first sat in a dentist’s chair it has been ingrained in our brains; cavities are bad. We’re taught how to prevent them, and we dread it when we’re told we have to get a filling.
Is your child about to experience his or her first visit to the dentist?
For most children a visit to the dentist’s office can be a new experience. Pediatric dentists deal with patient apprehension all the time and with communication and preparation, your child’s first dental appointment can be safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
Age one (1) dental visits help promote good oral health.
The academies of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend that a child visit the dentist for the first time 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth or by age one, whichever comes first.