At what age should my child have their first visit? 

Their First Appointment - We recommend that your child’s first appointment to be around their first birthday. This first visit is called a “happy visit” and there is no fee. We take this opportunity to look in the child’s mouth and also share helpful information and tips on keeping your child’s mouth healthy right from the start. This is also a great opportunity to ask us any questions that you have.

Age 0-2 - to avoid early oral developmental problems and decay, it is always good to ween children from a bottle and/or pacifier at or near one year of age. It is also important, for the months when they are using a bottle, to never allow them to fall asleep with a bottle or sippee cup in their mouth in bed. This is the leading cause of early decay in young children.

Age 2-4 - We recommend to see your child once a year until they turn 4, at which time, we begin the regular six month interval. If certain conditions are identified in the early visits we may recommend they be seen every six months.

Age 4-18 - If your child is a new patient between these ages, they will see the dental hygienist and the dentist for their initial visit and typically will have their teeth cleaned at this appointment. In this age group we recommend your child be seen twice a year for preventative health appointments. We also recommend an investment in preventative care with our sealant program.

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