It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics that an infant should be seen by a dentist by the age of 1, or within 6 months after his/her first tooth comes in.
Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child’s teeth and identify any fluoride needs. After all, decay can occur as soon as teeth appear. Bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits and acclimates your child to the dental office, thereby reducing anxiety and fear, which will make for plenty of stress-free visits in the future. Since we recognize the importance of early childhood dental visits, our office offers the “Free under Three” exams.
Any children under the age of three will receive a thorough dental exam and oral hygiene instruction free of charge. They will receive a “goodie bag” with a new toothbrush, floss, etc. All children will also be able to choose a prize from the treasure chest at the end of their visit.