Q: When should I schedule my child's first dental appointment?
A: Your child’s first dental visit should occur shortly after his or her first tooth erupts, or at least by his or her first birthday.
Q: What do you do during the first visit for an infant?
A: We try to keep the first dental visit short, positive, and informative. Often, you can hold your child in your lap while we conduct his or her exam. We usually perform a tooth brush cleaning, examine his or her gums and teeth, and then discuss preventative home care, including brushing, flossing, and diet. We can also answer any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s oral health.