The AAPD recommends a dental visit be scheduled when your child reaches six (6) months of age. Similarly, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend the establishment of the so called “Dental Home” by the time your child reaches 1 year of age. Your child’s first visit becomes a major milestone, allowing your child to become comfortable with our staff, and much more willing and able to work towards preventive oral health care.
We need to ensure this first visit is exciting and a non-event to your child to avoid the traumatic experiences associated with ERs or other negative memories. The early visits are also very important for parents/ guardians, as they will learn and discuss with the pediatric dentists at KPD the proper habits and any concerns they may have about their child. Setting these expectations and exchanges are very important during this first visit.