Your baby’s first visit to the dentist – where do you start?
Taking your baby to the their first visit to the dentist can be a scary prospect. When should you take them? What should ask?
We understand the challenges parents face with this milestone. That’s why we put together The Ultimate Guide to Your Baby’s First Visit to the Dentist. We hope this helps you with that very important first visit!
When should we go?
It just so happens that the best time to take your child to the dentist for the first time is right around another important milestone – their first birthday!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that every child has their first dental visit by their first birthday.
Dr. Payam loves first visits and will do everything to make the visit a comfortable, fun experience for your child. He knows how important good oral health is and wants to ensure this first experience is perfect.
What will happen during the visit?
First, Dr. Payam will make sure your child is comfortable and relaxed before starting any examination.
Next, he’ll take a look inside their mouth to check for any tooth decay or other problems. Decay can be very painful and can potentially affect the permanent teeth – something we definitely don’t want to see!
The visit will end with a discussion of proper oral hygiene techniques you can practice with your child at home. Any questions you have will be answered at this point. Read on for our handy list of questions to ask at your first visit.
What should I ask?
Every visit should end with a question and answer session where all of your questions are answered. Here’s a list of questions we think are important to ask at your child’s first visit to the dentist. Add a few (or all) to your own list!
- What can I do to keep my child’s teeth healthy and strong?
- What should I do if my child has a dental emergency?
- When do the permanent teeth come in?
- When should I start flossing my child’s teeth?
Schedule your visit today with Dr. Payam. He’ll make sure all your questions are answered and your baby has the best first visit to the dentist possible!