Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

Dental Hygiene Month 3.2

Many people question when they should bring their child in for their first dental visit. Today, Sonya helps answer that question.

"Parents are often unsure about when to take their child to the dentist for the first time. Should you wait till all their teeth are in or until there is a problem? The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that a child's first visit should be when the first tooth erupts or by the age of two. The first visit introduces the child to the dental office and allows them to become accustomed to the various instruments. Some fun terminology that the office likes to use with the children is a "tooth counter" for the probe, "tooth pillow" for the gauze, and "tooth sweeper" for the polishing hand piece. After the child is comfortable, the dentist will take a quick look at their teeth and discuss any concerns the parents may have. We love our young patients, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment for your child today!"

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