The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children see a dentist when the 1st tooth erupts, and no later than 12 months of age. These early dental care visits are very focused on preventing cavities before they ever start. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.

At this appointment, Dr. Juarez will perform a knee-to-knee examination to check your child’s teeth for decay and proper eruption. Prevention and education are key to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

In addition, we will discuss proper oral care, diet, and habits that can influence your child’s dental health and well being. This first visit is a great opportunity to introduce your child to dentistry in a fun and positive way. Establishing a “dental home” is also important in the case of a dental emergency as your child begins the world of walking and exploring.