The first dental visit is an important milestone in a child’s oral health journey. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit by age one or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.
During the first dental visit, Dr. Jamie Sahouria will perform a simple examination to assess your child’s oral health and development. She may also provide a dental cleaning and discuss proper oral hygiene practices with the parent or caregiver.
One of the primary goals of the first dental visit is to establish a positive relationship between your child and the dentist and team. This can help to alleviate any fears or anxieties your child may have and create a foundation for good oral health habits.
Parents and caregivers can help prepare their child for the first dental visit by using age-appropriate language and positive reinforcement. It’s also important to let the child know what to expect during the visit and answer any questions they may have. Watching a video on You Tube about visiting the dentist or looking at photos of our office on our website can help too.
The Sahouria team looks forward to meeting your family!