Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles
We know going to the dentist can be intimidating for children, so we strive to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at our practice. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing top-notch dental care while ensuring that your child feels comfortable and at ease during their visit.
When To Start Taking Your Child to the Dentist
According to the American Dental Association, it’s recommended that your child’s first dental visit should occur within six months of their first tooth erupting, but no later than their first birthday. This is important because early dental visits can help identify any potential dental issues and prevent them from becoming more significant problems in your child’s future.
At Larson Dental, we welcome children of all ages. Our friendly and experienced staff is here to make your child’s first dental visit a comfortable and positive experience. We believe in creating a relaxing environment for your child to help them feel at ease during their appointment.
Importance of Dental Care
Dental care is extremely important and, if started at a young age, can help prevent tooth decay. With the absence of infections and diseases in your child’s mouth, they’ll be able to enjoy their childhood painlessly and reap the benefits of a healthy mouth as teenagers and adults.
Establishing good dental hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing daily as well as frequently visiting the dentist, will help ensure their teeth remain strong and healthy as they grow.
What to Expect at Your Child’s Appointment
At Larson Dental in Prescott Valley, AZ, we work hard to create a positive experience for your child during their dental visit. Here’s what you can expect during your child’s appointment:
- Dental Examination– Our dental team will perform a comprehensive dental examination to check your child’s teeth, gums, and overall oral health. We’ll also evaluate your child’s bite and identify any potential issues.
- Teeth Cleaning– Our team will provide a gentle cleaning to remove any buildup of plaque or tartar on your child’s teeth. We will also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques to help your child learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums
- X-rays– If necessary, we may take x-rays to evaluate your child’s teeth and identify any potential issues that may not be visible during the examination
- Education– We will provide education on proper dental care techniques, including brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet. We believe in empowering your child to take charge of their dental health
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should my child visit the dentist?
Dentists recommend your child visit the dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. This frequency may vary depending on your child’s dental health needs.
What if my child is scared of the dentist?
We understand dental visits can be scary for some children. Our friendly and compassionate team will work with your child to create a positive and comfortable experience. We offer various sedation options to help your child feel relaxed during their appointment.
How can I help my child maintain healthy teeth and gums?
It’s essential to encourage your child to maintain good dental hygiene habits at home, including brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. We also recommend limiting sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can contribute to tooth decay.
From First Tooth to Teenager: Comprehensive Dental Care for Your Child
At Dr. Larson’s Children’s Dentistry in Prescott Valley, AZ, we believe early dental visits can help prevent future dental issues and promote a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. If you haven’t already scheduled your child’s first dental visit, we encourage you to contact us at (928) 772-8128 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly and experienced team is here to help your child feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visit. We look forward to serving you and your child’s dental needs.