Tidewater Dentistry

When should I make my child's first dental appointment?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests all children establish a dental home by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth erupts. Bringing your child to the dentist at an early age and every six months after that can help them get accustomed to the office and helps eliminate fears as they grow.

Children begin getting baby teeth around six months and continue until about two years of age. Every child is different, and Dr. Williamson is equipped to monitor your child’s growth and take care of your entire family’s dental needs.

Your child’s first visit can be very informal when seen at an early age, and you can even let them tag along to your own cleaning appointment. Dr. Williamson can utilize this opportunity to perform a complimentary exam to make sure that there are no issues and to get your child accustomed to the process of being in the dental office.

At Tidewater Dentistry, we will work hard to provide you and your child with the best care possible in a relaxing environment. If you think your child may be ready for their first dental appointment, give us a call and we will be happy to perform a complimentary exam to assess your child’s individual needs.

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