A child's first step, first word, and first day of school are all huge milestones in their lives, but what about a kid's first dentist appointment? At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry, we are always honored when parents choose our team to take care of their children's first dental visits, and we hope to work with them for many years afterward as well! To schedule your child's first dental visit, please give our office a call and we will be happy to set it up for you.
When should I start taking my child to the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that parents start making routine appointments for their children by the time they turn one or when their first tooth grows in, whichever happens first. This may seem young, but having a dental professional examine your child's teeth and gums early on helps our team diagnose and treat issues earlier when they are typically less advanced and there are more treatment options available. If your child has passed these milestones and hasn't had their first trip to the dentist yet, don't worry. Our team will be happy to work with them at a convenient time in the near future.
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How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit?
Parents know their children best, so if you know your child tends to get nervous in new situations, you are welcome to bring them to our office for a quick tour. Meeting some of the friendly faces that they will be seeing at their first appointment can help make things easier when their actual appointment rolls around. You are also welcome to stay with your child during their treatment, as children's first dental appointments tend to be shorter, and having a familiar face close by can help kids remain calm and relaxed while in the treatment room.
What happens at a baby's first dentist appointment?
Children's first dental appointments are mostly about establishing a relationship with our team and ensuring that your child's gums, jaw, and whatever teeth they may have look healthy. If you have any questions or concerns, your child's first dental visit is a great time to have an in-depth conversation with our team. We will ask you to bring a copy of your child's medical history that we can add to our records. Your child may also receive a gentle teeth cleaning to remove any plaque and ensure that their teeth and gums are clean and healthy.