At what age should I bring my child in for their first dental visit?
We love to see children at Appleton Dental Care. Dr. Carlson and Dr. Giang-Carlson are parents themselves, which helps them understand how important these first visits are for your child’s future success at the dental office. Our entire staff strives to make your child’s visits to our office pleasant and upbeat, and it’s our goal that they look forward to their dental appointments.
We recommend that you bring your child in for their first dental checkup six months after their first tooth erupts. This is typically around their first birthday but can vary with each child. These early visits not only allow us to begin establishing a relationship with your child, they also help us monitor their dental development. When we start early, we can make you aware of any issues we see early on, which typically allows for more effective and prompt treatment, if necessary.
We also encourage parents to bring their children in to their own dental appointments so your child can become comfortable with what happens during a typical dental visit and know that it’s not scary. We look forward to meeting your child and building a relationship!