One of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding children is about the appropriate age for their first dental visit. At Infinite Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we adhere to the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry regarding the ideal time for a child’s first dental appointment. According to these guidelines, you should schedule your child’s first dental visit when their first tooth emerges through the gums, or at the latest, by their first birthday.
Many parents often express concern about their child’s fear of visiting the dentist. At Infinite Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we have the expertise to ensure that a child’s initial dental visit is as smooth and comfortable as can be.
It’s important to remember that some children may feel more anxious or nervous when encountering new situations or environments, which is completely normal. We strongly encourage parents to have open and honest conversations with their children about any questions or fears they may have regarding their first dental appointment.