The first dental visit is recommended by 12 months of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in. The first visit often lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on your child's age, the visit may include a full exam of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth and development.
What to expect from your Pediatric Dentist!
On your first dental visit, the pediatric dentist focuses more on making the child comfortable with the doctor and the environment. They focus on building a friendly bond with the child. Also introduces the child to different functions of the dental chair in a playful manner.
The dentist will discuss the importance of oral hygiene with you and your child in hopes of creating good oral habits.
If you & the pediatric dentist both feel that your child is comfortable & ready, the dentist will do an oral exam & if required a possible dental x-ray.
The second visit - Just like adults, children should see the dentist every 6 months. The dentist may schedule visits more often, such as every 3 months. This can build comfort and confidence in the child. More frequent visits can also help keep an eye on a development problem.