It’s a question that many parents in Lewisville 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 Coppell, Valley Ranch, and Flower Mound parents may wonder why family dentistry visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your Dallas 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 Lewisville 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 Lewisville Dentist, you might want to think about bringing them to your next Lewisville dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.
I’m Dr. Natalie Goodman, a child-friendly Lewisville dentist, and I want my patients to have the best dental 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 (214) 731-7925.
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Dr. Natalie Goodman
The Lewisville Dentist
297 W FM 3040, Ste 127