When to bring your child to the dentist for their first visit?

Most experts agree a child’s first dental visit should be before age 1, or when their first tooth appears. This is especially true for children with a high risk of early childhood cavities. Parents with a history of oral health issues should be vigilant with their child’s oral health care and make sure their child sees a dentist at the proper time. After the first visit, children need to see a pediatric dentist for regular bi-annual checkups.

Visiting a pediatric dentist for the first time is an educational experience for parents and a chance for both dentist and child to establish the beginnings of a positive dental relationship. By involving a pediatric dentist in a child’s life on a regular checkup basis, parents can rest assured their child has the expertise and experience of a trained professional on hand.

Pediatric dentists use a child’s first visit and subsequent bi-annual checkup visits to monitor children’s oral growth and to continuously educate parents on proper oral care and habits for their child. By staying involved, parents and pediatric dentists have a great opportunity to promote the positive aspects of dental care to children. Creating that positive outlook is crucial to maintaining the best possible oral care throughout that child’s lifetime.

Children’s Dental World has a fully trained dental staff on hand to answer any questions parents may have about their child’s first visit and to provide the best possible pediatric dentistry in the Chicago and Morton Grove, Illinois area. Call or email today for more information.