It’s a question that many parents debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The dentist at Designer Smiles in Fargo has an answer that may surprise you.
The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.
Some parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early. Not only will we clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.
Starting early dental visits means that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting us, you might want to bring them in a few days before to visit the office. They’ll see it isn’t such a scary place.
Designer Smiles serves patients in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and the surrounding area. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including popular procedures like teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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