When Should My Child First Visit the Dentist?

We typically recommend that you bring your child in for a visit as soon as their baby teeth appear. This helps prevent the formation of cavities, and also gives us a chance to talk with you about how you can care for your child’s teeth.


The Importance of Your Child’s Dental Care

Regular trips to the dentist allow us to keep an eye on the teeth, gums, and jaw, ensuring healthy development. If we identify any abnormalities, we can recommend early intervention to prevent bigger problems later on. Early trips to the dentist help keep your child cavity-free from an early age, and also help you and your child develop healthy habits for oral care.


What Happens at the First Visit?

The first trip to the dentist is nothing for your child to be afraid of! We will spend time showing your child around the office and helping them to see that it’s not a scary place. We will be very gentle yet thorough as we conduct an initial exam, and we will talk with your child about how to brush and avoid cavities.


Why See A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are highly trained in assessing the development of children’s teeth and jaws, and may catch any irregularities that a regular dentist could miss. Additionally, pediatric dental practices are uniquely experienced in keeping younger patients at ease, helping them to experience routine dental care in a way that is not at all scary or overwhelming. In fact, our locations do a remarkable job of making routine dental visits fun for our young patients.


Why Choose Children’s Dental FunZone?

At Children’s Dental FunZone, we always treat our young patients like they are among family. In addition to providing a comforting, supportive environment, we also make life easy on parents, providing a number of convenient locations across Southern California and offering the choice to sit in the exam room during all visits. We take pride in having availability to see kids immediately, and we are accessible around the clock should any questions or concerns arise. Contact us at (800) 717-KIDS.