Reliant Family Dental
Reliant Family Dental

What's the best time for my child's first visit?

May 30, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Chris Meunier, DDS
A family smiles in a park | Evansville IN Children's dentist

When your child’s first tooth makes an appearance, it’s time to find a pediatric dentist in Evansville, IN for his or her first dental visit. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your little ones should start their routine dental care when teeth erupt or by their first birthday.

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Your child’s first dental visit will help him or her become familiar with the dental office environment and feel comfortable with our team. By engaging your child’s interest through education and interaction, we foster positive feelings and attitudes toward their dental visits.

Your child’s first dental appointment is also an excellent time for our dentist and hygienist to discuss home care, habits such as thumb-sucking, and nutritional counseling to promote healthy teeth.

Customized Pediatric Dentistry 

Every child is different and develops at his or her own pace. We closely observe your child’s willingness to cooperate during treatment and adjust the appointments accordingly. By avoiding overstimulating your child or trying to get too much done at once, we prevent your child from having a negative experience.

When your child is ready, we will incorporate additional preventive treatments to keep their smiles healthy.

  • Dental check-up
  • Kid’s dental cleaning
  • Fluoride application
  • Sealants
  • Athletic mouthguards
  • Diagnostic x-rays

Cavity prevention is a big part of our pediatric dental regimen because dental decay is such a common childhood disease. If your little one requires a filling, we will ensure their comfort throughout the procedure. We use tooth-colored fillings, which are more conservative and blend in with the smile.

When choosing a pediatric dentist in Evansville, IN, finding one you trust is essential and can make all the difference when helping your child maintain a healthy smile.

We welcome you to contact Reliant Family Dental to book your child’s first dental visit.

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