The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children make their first visit to the dentist before their first birthday or six months after they get their first tooth.
Prevention and education are key to a lifetime of healthy smiles. You can make a “Baby and Me” appointment at our office for your child under 2 years of age.
Dr. Kailes, Dr. Staman, or Dr. Johnston will perform a knee-to-knee examination to check your child’s teeth for decay and proper eruption.
A highly-trained member of our team will discuss proper oral care, diet, and habits that can influence your child’s dental health and well being. This first visit is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. And it is a great opportunity to introduce your child to dentistry in a fun and positive way. Establishing a “dental home” is also important in the case of a dental emergency as your child begins the world of walking and exploring. walking and exploring.