Parents should take their children to the dentist for their first check-up within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. Subsequently, they should go for regular check-ups every 6 to 12 months, so your child’s dentist can monitor their oral hygiene, diet and growth patterns. It is best if your child’s first experience occurs at a time before invasive dental work becomes necessary.
Early dental checkups make it easier to build a good rapport with your child to establish a foundation of trust and comfort for future visits.
We LOVE kids and tailored our services and perks with them in mind.
- We offer options to ease anxiety/dental fear for children as young as two years old.
- “Nanny Cams” have been installed in our play areas so you can relax during your appointment (not yet available at all locations).
- Convenient hours are offered for busy families.
- Treasure chest toys after their appointment help to put a bigger smile on their face.
- Customized sport mouthguards for your star athlete.
First visit to the dentist:
A ride on the dental chair, magic tricks with “Mr. Thirsty” and visiting the toy chest should make your child’s visit pleasurable and non-threatening. The first visit also includes the counting of teeth while your child looks at what is happening in a hand held mirror.
Prevent Injuries with Sport Mouth Guards
One in four children will suffer from a mouth injury in their life time. Prevent these injuries by having your Dawson dentist create a custom mouth guard for your little athlete.
Preschoolers with Cavities are Increasing!
The number of kids who require 6-10 fillings is on the rise. Nationwide, dentists have also observed this phenomena which is occurring at all income levels.
Dr. Gelfand provides 6 steps to prevention. Read the article here.