When is it time for the first visit to the dentist?
Children should see the dentist by the time they get their first tooth or reach their first birthday, and then continue with regular dental visits — just like their parents!
Introducing professional dental care into your children’s lives early is a great way for parents to stay on top of their dental health.
Properly preparing children for the dentist will help guarantee a successful visit. When talking to your child about his or her first dental visit, be careful how you phrase your discussion. Avoid using negative words that might create unnecessary dental anxiety, such as hurt, needles or drill. Instead, speak in general terms and remain positive. Let them know that Dr Jacobsen will let them ride in the chair and that they will get a nice new toothbrush. It’s also important to lead by example — when children see you visiting the dentist every six months they will understand the importance.
At the office, you’ll be asked for your child’s medical history. Be sure to tell us about any allergies your children have or medications they’re taking. The very first visit is going to be easy. Dr Jacobsen will look at the teeth and mouth. We will review brushing and explain the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums with you the parent helping to brush your childs teeth. We like for the experience to be a positive one with happy smiles all around.
Call today to schedule your children if they need to see the dentist.