Your Child's First Visit
When Should Your Child Visit Our Office?
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child’s first dental appointment should occur after their first primary (baby) tooth erupts. We typically recommend scheduling the visit within six months of their first tooth or by their first birthday.
When infants are born, they typically have 20 primary teeth underneath the gums. Although these teeth eventually fall out, they play an important role in your child’s oral health. Any problems with the primary teeth may affect the way their permanent ones erupt.
Your child’s initial appointment allows us to catch early development issues with their teeth, gums, and jaws. Many of these development issues are easier to treat in the beginning stages. Dr. Claire Escario is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat most of these problems.
Our Tips for a Positive Experience
There are a few steps you can take as a parent to ensure a smooth visit. Our tips include:
Schedule an Appointment
If your child needs pediatric dental care, you have come to the right place. Call 571-833-1440 to schedule their first appointment now!