family at dentist office

We welcome children of all ages to our practice.  We recommend a first exam by the age of 3.  We can, and prefer, sooner but most infants just don’t cooperate enough until the age of 3.  One tactic that works well is to have the child at an earlier age accompany their parents when they come in for hygiene visits.  That way they get familiar with the environment without having to do anything.  We let the child sit on the parents lap or even just give a ride in the chair.  Sometimes it takes a few visits for them to warm up to us in the white coats but they eventually do.

If I can stress one thing to parents is to FLOSS in between their child’s back teeth.  That is where most children under the age of six get cavities.