In general, a child should see a dentist before his or her first birthday, or when they get their first tooth. Seeing a dentist early can help educate you on the proper dental care of young children, prevent tooth decay and cavities (which can happen at any age), and encourage a lifetime of healthy dental habits.
Children can sometimes be nervous about going to the dentist, so finding ways to make the appointment stress-free and fun is encouraged. Below are three tips for a smooth first appointment:
Kool Smiles was founded in 2002 and was built on the belief that every child has the right to quality dental care. Our kid-friendly offices feature large waiting rooms with a play area, fun decor, and a staff that has experience helping young patients, all of which will make your child’s first trip to the dentist fun.
Call us today to speak to a Kool Smiles team member and make an appointment.
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