At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
We are happy to see children of all ages, and we recommend that their first visit take place as soon as all their baby teeth have erupted.
There are two reasons for bringing them in to our office at such a young age.
First, it’s critical that your child feels safe and secure with us before it’s time to perform any dental treatments. We want to help them develop a positive attitude about visits to the dentist that will last for a lifetime. We want to gradually help your child get used to dental visits. We will start by introducing them to our team and showing them around our office so they can check everything out on their terms. This is the best way to establish a trusting relationship with your child.
Second, the health of your child’s baby teeth has a direct impact on the proper development of their permanent teeth. Baby teeth are placeholders that provide ample space for permanent teeth to erupt properly. If a baby tooth is lost too early due to decay, teeth that haven’t emerged can change position and lead to alignment problems that can impact your child’s future oral health.
At Kuras Dental Associates, we know how to treat your little one so that they learn to feel happy and confident about visits to our office. Please contact our office and we’ll be happy to make an appointment for that all-important first visit!