American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child to the dentist when their first tooth appears or by 12 months of age at the very latest. It is important to establish a “Dental Home” for your child.
Your “Dental Home” is a continuous relationship between your child and their dentist.
At Northeast Pediatric Dental, we will walk you and your child through your first visit and make it a positive and enjoyable experience. We invite them to come back on their own so we can devote full attention to them during their appointment.
For your child’s first visit to our office, we like to do a comprehensive examination. This includes looking at your child’s teeth along with the supporting structures of the gums. We will also address your child’s oral hygiene, as well as clean your child’s teeth. We will look at your child’s bite and will only take X-rays if necessary. This is the optimal time to ask questions about your child’s mouth and teeth.
Going to the dentist should be positive, and creating a memorable experience begins at home. Start by discussing the upcoming visit with your child to ease their mind. Make sure to let them know the dentist and team will explain each procedure and answer your child’s questions.
We are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have. We look forward to seeing you soon!