Scott Family Dentistry
Jessie Scott, DDS

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

Your child should have their first dental visit by their first birthday. While this seems like an early age to take your child to the dentist, it is an important time to discuss some important topics with you, the parent.

We will discuss how to best care for your child’s teeth and gums at home. By starting off early with excellent oral care, we can work together to protect your little one’s smile! Prevention is the best approach! 

This is the time to discuss your little one’s habits, such as thumb-sucking and bottle use. We can talk with you about how to avoid decay and when it is time to break the habit of thumb-sucking so that your child’s development is not negatively impacted.

Dr. Jessie Scott will also do an exam to ensure that your child is on track with their development and talk with you about what to expect in the coming months and years.

This early childhood dental appointment is a great way to help your child become accustomed to the dental office, our team, and dental exams. Our office is fun, friendly, and experienced with treating children. We strive to always make this a positive experience for you and your child.

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