Vienna Family Dental

When should I first take my child to the dentist?

In order to prevent dental problems, we recommend that your child see a dentist after their first birthday for a visual examination. At this point in their development, baby teeth are beginning to appear, and we want to ensure that these teeth stay healthy.

We understand that your child’s first dental visit may be a little unnerving. At our Vienna dental office, we have had great success with what we call a “Happy Visit,” where mom or dad brings the child in with them for their dental cleaning and checkup. It gives the child an opportunity to adjust to the idea of a new place, strange-looking equipment, and unfamiliar faces. If they let us take a look and count their teeth, we let them visit the prize box.

These visits set the stage for your child’s future oral health, and if you had a negative dental experience as a child, you know how those early impressions still affect your life. If it’s time to schedule a visit for your little one, please call Vienna Family Dental and Facial Esthetics. Our team enjoys working with kids, and we assure you that we will do everything possible to ensure their first encounters with us are positive and stress-free.

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