Monday, January 25, 2016
How to Prepare for Your Child’s Initial Trip to a Pediatric Dentist
New places and situations can be anxiety-inducing for young children, and the dentist's office is no exception. Between the professional attire of the doctors and the strange instruments on display, the first visit can be unnerving. Proper planning on your part, however, can help mitigate the alarm and instill in your child a healthy understanding of oral care. Preparing for Your First Visit The typical consensus is that you should first bring your child to the dentist within six months of their first tooth appearing or before their first birthday, whichever comes first. Finding the right dentist is the first step in building a trusting and healthy relationship.