Pediatric dentistry, or children’s dentistry, is a vital part of your little one’s development. It is recommended that you bring your child to see the dentist at their first birthday or when their first tooth begins to erupt from the gums, whichever comes first. With regular and early dental appointments, you can help your child get used to the dentist’s office and get comfortable with dental treatments, sights, smells, and tools.
Why Children’s Dentistry is Important
While you may think that you can wait until your child has lost all their baby teeth before bringing them to the dentist, this could not be further from the truth. Your child’s oral health and future starts at a very early age. Before you can even see them, your child’s permanent teeth are growing, so regular dental checkups are important to make sure everything else is progressing as normal. Additionally, even baby teeth can get cavities and infection. These teeth also have very sensitive nerve endings that can cause your child pain if not taken care of. If you’d like your child to have the best smile in the future, starting regular and early pediatric care is essential!
A Caring Dental Team
We understand that many children may be afraid of visiting the dentist. At Old Greenwich Dental Center, our team is trained to handle children and help them feel comfortable at our office. We are extremely patient, caring, and gentle with your little one, giving them as much time as they need in order to feel comfortable. Once they have several positive appointments to our office, your child will be much more at ease visiting the dentist in the future. Avoid the screams and tears in the future, and make visiting the dentist a positive experience from the very beginning by getting started early!
We love kids! Schedule your pediatric dentistry appointment today at our Old Greenwich, CT office and have your little one meet their new dental family!