Naylors Court Dental Partners

At What Age Should a Kid Go to the Dentist?

July 16, 2022
Posted By: Naylor's Court Dental Partners

Most dentists, including your children’s dentist in Pikesville, MD, recommend bringing your child in when you notice the first tooth erupting or by age one at the latest. 

These early appointments are crucial to your child’s oral development, allowing the dentist to monitor how their teeth are erupting as well as jaw growth and oral development.

Additionally, early dental visits help acclimate children to the dentist and team. They become familiar with the atmosphere of the dental setting and develop trust in visiting our practice.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

We make the first visit fun, allowing your child a ride in the dental chair. We also make a game of counting their teeth (or tooth!) while examining the oral structure.

Following these early exams, your dentist will talk to you about any areas of concern, answer your questions, and provide tips for optimal at-home oral care.

As Your Child Grows

We always introduce age-appropriate treatments as needed, including orthodontic evaluations, dental fillings, emergency dental treatment, and more.

Typically, we see children every six months for preventive care, which includes:

  • A comprehensive dental checkup
  • Teeth cleaning after a certain age

We also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants to prevent tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel.

At home, your child should brush twice daily or following every meal. Your dentist will talk to you about how to best brush your child’s teeth. When age-appropriate, we will also show your child how to brush and floss independently to reduce cavities and other oral health complications.

For Children’s Dentistry in Pikesville, MD, Give Us a Call Today

We’re passionate about dental care and want to instill healthy habits in your child from the very start. To arrange your child’s first dental visit, or if you have any questions for our team, we encourage you to reach out to a helpful team member today.

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Our office is now open for regular services due to the lifting of restrictions by the Governor of Maryland.  Our office will be following the infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We look forward to seeing all of our patients.  To schedule an appointment, please call us at (410) 784-4059.