According to the, your child should have their first dental visit either within six months of developing their first tooth or by their first birthday. At Bander Dental Group, our children’s dentists are here to help you get your child’s oral health started on the right foot.
Preparing for Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Preparation for your child’s first dental visit starts at home. It’s natural for children to be afraid of the dentist at first, especially considering the stereotypical depictions of dentists in movies and television shows. You’ll want to frame conversations about the dentist in a positive way so as not to cause any undue anxiety or fear for your child.
At Bander Dental Group, our team is experienced with patients of all ages. We’ll do our part to make your child’s dental visit a safe, comfortable, and positive experience for you and your child.
What to Expect
At each pediatric dental visit, we will thoroughly clean your child’s teeth and check their mouth for any potential problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. Our Grand Rapids children’s dentists will answer any questions you might have about your child’s and will show both you and your child how to care for baby teeth.
One thing we might recommend for your child is a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral that can strengthen a child’s growing teeth and help prevent tooth decay.
Our team might also recommend the use of dental sealants, which is a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars. Dental sealants can help keep bacteria and plaque from building up in hard-to-reach areas of your child’s mouth.
Schedule an Appointment with a Pediatric Dentist
Help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums! Their first pediatric dental visit is an important step in their growth and development. Call our Grand Rapids, MI pediatric dentists at Bander Dental Group at (616) 949-5980, or contact us online to request a pediatric dental exam for your child.