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When should I schedule my child's first dentist appointment?

When Should My Child Go For Their First Dentist Visit?

You should schedule your infant's first dentist appointment within a few months of their first tooth surfacing from their gums or by one-year-old, whichever comes first. To some people, this may sound early. After all, what could go wrong so quickly?

What To Expect From Their First Visit To The Dentist

Your dentist will conduct several tests to ensure that their teeth are coming in healthy, their mouth is developing correctly, and more. The dentist will gather vital information about the child's development and can identify development issues.

In addition to ensuring that the baby's development is coming on along correctly, your dentist is a fountain of knowledge who can help teach you how to keep their mouth clean after feeding, feed them appropriately, and deal with things like teething. 

The early visit to the dentist puts the child on track to grow comfortable with the dentist at a young age. Routine visits building up the dentist's habit can turn it into a positive experience for young children, making everything easier on everyone. It also helps start your child off on the right foot as they eventually learn to manage their dental health routines when they get older.

Elk Grove Smile Center Offers Pediatric Dentistry to Elk Grove Village, Il

If your child is ready for their first visit to the dentist and you need friendly expert service, consider contacting us.