When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Appointment?

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This is such a common question, and it seems that most parents aren’t aware that children should come see the dentist around the age of one or two years old! Bringing your child to the dentist when they are young is a great opportunity to show them what a positive environment they can enjoy at the office and prove to them that visiting the dentist can be a fun thing to do!

Whether you have a young child who hasn’t had their first dental appointment or are interested in learning more about how Lane & Associates Family Dentistry makes first appointments special for our young patients, you can call us at 1-877-526-3337 or contact us below.

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When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Visit?

Maybe you think that your child doesn’t need to go to the dentist until they have all their teeth, but many dentists (including the team at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry) would like to see your child by the time they are one year of age, or six months after their first tooth comes in. Most children will have all of their baby teeth in by the age of two, so they (and you as parent) should be acquainted with the dentist by that time.


What Will Happen at My Child’s First Dental Appointment?


Here at Lane & Associates, a child’s first appointment will be quick and fun. Your child will be introduced to the dental hygienist who will give easy-to-follow dental care instructions and allow your child to play with the mirror and toothbrush. You will be allowed back with them and can hold them in the chair to provide a comfortable experience for both of you. Your child will even get to practice brushing on the doll or pirate offered by our team! The dentist will then look at all of your child’s existing teeth and look for any potential jaw or gum problems.


This first visit is important for you as well, since you’ll learn about important developmental milestones to anticipate in your child, plus all the answers to your teething, fluoride, and proper nutrition questions.


As an additional part of our Child’s First Dental Visit Program, your young one will receive a gift bag full of goodies that includes a framed Polaroid photo of them at their first visit, a tooth fairy or pirate doll, t-shirt, and special keepsake baby tooth album. Our program has been making children and parents smile since it started in 2017, and we look forward to welcoming your child into the Lane & Associates family with a fun, relaxed, and memorable experience!

Choose Lane & Associates for Your Family’s Dental Needs

With over 400 years of combined experience, our practice is well-versed in dental care for the whole family. We’re here to take care of your dental needs, from toddler to adult! When you bring your child in for their first visit with our team, you ensure that they will be on the way to a happy and healthy smile for years to come.  

Help your child develop the healthy habits they need to get the smile they deserve; contact us here online or call us at 1-877-526-3337 for more information and schedule your appointment today!