What to Know About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

pediatric dentistry | stockton caHaving a child comes with a long list of things you supposed to know but you likely don’t: including what to know about their first dental visit. Although you may assume that your child won’t need to go to the dentist until they have a full mouth of teeth, they should actually start to see their dentist as soon as they start sprouting teeth. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from your child’s first visit.

How Frequent Should You Visit the Dentist?
Yes, it may sound a bit excessive to take in your baby to the dentist every six months as recommended for adults, and you would be correct. In fact, Janice Scott recommends that until your child is three years old, they just visit the dentist once every year.

What is Done During Their First Visit?
If you are envisioning your screaming child sitting in the dentist’s chair and having to have their teeth cleaned while they’re fussing and screaming, you can put that thought aside. During your child’s first dental visit, Dr. Janice Scott wills imply look at their sprouting teeth in order to ensure that they are coming in straight. Additionally, she will feel around your child’s gums and make sure that everything looks normal.

When you visit Dr. Janice Scott for your child’s first dental visit, you can also ask her as many questions about your child’s oral health as possible. No matter how small of a question you may think it is, know that there is never too small of a question to be answered.

Taking your child to their first dental visit can be a big deal for any parent. However, by understanding what both you and your child can expect, you can help to ensure that the experience goes as smoothly as possible. To learn more about pediatric dental care or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Janice Scott’s office today!

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