You are encouraged to introduce your little ones to our dental office as young as two years old. We want to take the fear out of a new environment and healthcare provider by giving them a tour of our office, letting them ride up and down in the dental chair, giving them their very own toothbrush and giving them a chance to explore a bit on their terms. If they don’t want to, we won’t even ask them to open their mouths. If they are comfortable, we’ll ask them if we can count their teeth. Together, based on your child’s comfort level, we’ll ease into a preventive dental checkup on their next visit. Our goal will be to begin the standard twice yearly preventive care visits by age four or five.
Of course, if your child has any mouth pain, has recurring mouth sores such as cold sores or canker sores, is a thumb sucker or has any oral health issues, we’d like to see them as soon as possible regardless of their age. Oral health has a dramatic effect on overall health, so please don’t wait if you see or suspect any oral health issues.
In preparation for your child’s first appointment, please download, complete this form and bring it to the appointment.