When should my child have their first dental visit?
We recommend that you schedule your child’s first visit to our Summit dental office as soon as their baby teeth start to appear, but definitely no later than their first birthday. You may wonder why we need to see them so soon, and the reason is that we need to start their oral health care as soon as possible to avoid problems later on.
Your children’s baby teeth may not seem very important since they are lost anyway. But it’s important for you to know that these first teeth are actually placeholders for the child’s permanent teeth. It is essential to your child’s oral health that baby teeth are strong and healthy.
If your child develops a cavity in a baby tooth, we need to fill it as quickly as possible to prevent further decay. Losing a baby tooth prematurely can put your child’s future oral health at risk because it impacts the proper development of their permanent teeth.
Drs. Hilton and Marcincin understand that children require special attention, and they do everything necessary to put the child (and mom and dad!) at ease. We want your child to learn to enjoy dental visits so that they feel good about seeing the dentist and taking care of their teeth.
Please contact our Summit dental office, and a member of our caring professional team will be happy to make an appointment for your child’s very important first visit!