Many parents are in the dark concerning the optimum time to schedule a child’s first visit with the dentist. The majority of parents wait until a child is over 2 years old for an oral exam and cleaning, which is considered to be quite late in terms of maintaining the health of teeth and gums. In fact, the ADA recommends that a child’s first visit should be scheduled within 6 months of when the first tooth erupts, which tends to be around 1 year old.
Call our offices to schedule your child’s first exam in Layton, UT or at one of our many, convenient Utah locations near you. Our expert team understands the importance of excellent oral care for all ages. Call our friendly staff today at (801) 771-6000.
Routine Exams in Layton, UT
Unfortunately, primary teeth are often viewed as expendable. However, it is imperative that primary teeth remain in place to avoid undesirable consequences, such as permanent teeth may grow in crooked, speech development may be delayed, and/or a child’s self-esteem may be impacted. Also, a child may develop fears of the dental office due to the negative experience of extraction. Decay is of similar concern as even one filling can create apprehension within a child and damage a lifelong commitment to oral health.
Our Utah experts practice comprehensive pediatric oral care, because we believe that excellent oral health begins before the first visit with wiping a baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings and continues throughout their childhood with proper brushing, flossing, cleanings and regular cleaning appointments.
If you live in Layton, Utah and are in search of unparalleled oral care for your child, we are your best choice for all of your child’s needs. We ensure that your child is comfortable and has a pleasant experience for his/her first dental visit and every visit thereafter. If your child’s teeth require any restorations, our main goal is to ease your child’s fears and complete the work in a timely manner. Schedule your child’s appointment today by calling (801) 771-6000 and let us show you how committed we are to caring for yours and your child’s oral health.