It’s a question that many parents in Reno debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.
The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.
Some Reno area parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your family dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.
Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your Reno child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting The Reno Dentist, you might want to think about bringing them to your next Reno dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.
I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a child-friendly Reno dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at 775-323-0700.
At The Reno Dentist we offer:
- cosmetic dentistry
- dental implants
- general dentistry
- wisdom teeth extraction
Thanks for visiting our Reno dental blog, and contact us today for all your dental needs!