As a parent you want the very best for your child. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis and instilling good oral hygiene habits, sets the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.
For most children their first teeth emerge around four to six months old. The American Dental Association recommends that you bring your child to their first dental checkup at some point between when the first teeth emerge and their first birthday.
Your child’s first dental visit comes with several opportunities. First and foremost, it the dentist’s examination insures that their mouth is developing normally. Many parents have concerns about the use of pacifiers or how to properly clean and maintain their child’s mouth. So the appointment is also It a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have.
Thoughtful scheduling helps to reduce the chances your child will fuss during the appointment. If at all possible try to schedule the appointment in the morning or shortly after their afternoon nap, so they are well rested and fed. When scheduling the appointment, let them know about any areas of concern, or serious teething issues, so they can pay particular attention to that area.
If you are ready to bring your child in for their first dental checkup, please call us 801.766.4900 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting your child develop a lifetime of good oral habits.