When and what is my child’s first “regular” visit?
Children should begin visiting the dentist approximately six months after the eruption of the first tooth, no later than your child’s first birthday. Prepare for your child’s first visit by taking a positive approach. It is important for young children to have positive initial experiences, as these experiences will set the tone for their future attitude toward dental care and oral hygiene. At Craik Pediatric Dentistry, your child will experience a fun, relaxed and safe environment where they will meet other children and learn about proper oral health.
"Our goal is for your child to have an exciting and educational experience so that they will enjoy visiting the dentist throughout their lifetime."
We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums. We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to care for your child’s teeth.