Bringing your child to the dentist early in life is important for their dental health. Early dental visits can set the foundation of a lifetime of healthy smiles and help your little one feel comfortable with the sights and sounds of the dental office.
We recommend that you bring your children in for their first dental appointment just after their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday, whichever comes first.
It is critical that a dentist sees young children to ensure that their jaws are forming correctly and their teeth are coming in the right way. Developmental orthodontic issues can be treated early and provide benefits like avoiding dental extractions and improving facial symmetry when detected early.
Why Are Early Dental Visits Important?
Apart from the benefits to the child's oral health, it is important to bring your child in early and to keep them coming in on a routine basis for many reasons:
- It helps establish a consistent oral health routine through constant feedback from the dentist
- Getting children used to the dentist at a young age will help them avoid much of the anxiety that makes the dentist unpleasant as they get older
- If there is anything wrong with the child's oral development or oral healthcare routine, the dentist can catch it earlier and then work to correct or mitigate the issue before they become more significant problems
- First impressions mean a lot; early dental visits set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health and a bright white smile that will help take them places
Rockville Family Dentist
Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry serves the greater Rockville, MD area providing dentistry for every family member at any age. If you are looking for a local dentist who you can trust not only to take care of your oral health but the oral health of the rest of your family, contact us today.