Many parents ask us the question, "At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?" Our office believes in introducing the child to the dental office at a young age, around the age of two. We typically like to suggest first bringing the child to the parent's cleaning appointment so they can watch mom and dad. As you know, kids are watching everything their parents do. If they see mom and dad are not afraid, it will show the child they shouldn't be afraid either. We want to show them the dentist office can be a fun experience.
At your child's first cleaning appointment, we can gauge by their actions what they will allow us to do. Remember, we want this to be a fun experience for them. We will introduce them to Mr. Thirsty, the tickle brush and our famous tooth bubbles! At the end, they will be rewarded with a prize from the treasure chest and their very own goodie bag filled with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
If your child is hesitant their first visit, that is ok! Don't let it scare you from coming back in 6 months to do it again. It gets easier each time, trust us! Developing good oral habits as a child will help them take care of their adult teeth. Ready to introduce your child to the dentist? Book an appointment online today!