Cincinnati Family Dentistry: How Old Should Children Be for Their First Appointment?

When should your toddler visit the dentist for the first time? Though the American Dental Association recommends that tots start seeing a dentist after their first birthday, it’s probably safe to wait until they are 2. But don’t put it off. They may just have their baby teeth, but it’s important to start off learning healthy dental care when they’re young. Plus, the permanent teeth are already developing beneath their primary teeth. Your dentist can check to make sure they are developing properly.

Getting to Know Your Family Dentist

The primary purpose of your child’s first visit will really be just to make them feel comfortable and get to know the dentist. Our family dentistry office in Cincinnati takes extra special care to introduce the child to the dentist in a relaxed and friendly setting. A parent is always present, often holding the child on her or his lap as the dentist shows off the various dental instruments. Kids love to ride the dentist chair. We should sell tickets!

Educational and Welcoming

The child will also have fun exploring models and pictures of teeth and gums, learn proper ways to brush and get to take home a free toy. We try to make our dental clinic safe and welcoming for the entire family. Dentistry doesn’t need to be scary. We practice gentle dentistry for the whole family. Call our Cincinnati office to schedule an appointment