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First Visit by Age One

Laughing babyThe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children begin visiting the dentist by age 1. This important step in your child’s health can determine their view of dental care for a lifetime and is an excellent way to begin healthy habits.

Many Pediatric and General Dentists recommend early childhood visits for several reasons:

  • Establishing a dental home begins healthy habits early
  • Having a professional to guide you during important oral development stages and advise on proper brushing, flossing, and tooth eruption stages can be invaluable
  • When a dental emergency arises from a fall or knocked out tooth, you will have a trusted dental home to turn to and your children will have built a positive relationship with your dentist
  • Studies show that families who engage their children in preventive visits from a young age significantly lower their out-of-pocket expenses that arise from restorative care

Dr. Theodore and Dr. Dena welcome your child into their warm and inviting dental office. Your children will be engaged with colorful and age-appropriate books and games in our reception area, and will be enthralled as they learn more about their dental health!