When we think of important milestones in a child’s life, we often think of their first steps, first words, and first day of school. At Shaenfield Pediatric Dentistry, we think children’s first dental appointments are also big achievements that should be celebrated! If you need to schedule your child’s first dental visit, contact our friendly front office team today!Contact Us
Kids should begin visiting the dentist regularly by the time they turn one or when their first baby tooth grows in, whichever happens first. This may seem early, but kid’s first dental appointments allow our team to catch issues when they first develop or before they get a chance to develop, which provides our team with more treatment options. Your baby’s first dentist appointment may be short due to the fact that they have only a few teeth, but it is an important visit nonetheless.
We always recommend that parents try to speak about dentistry as positively as possible to help their children stay calm and relaxed in our office. Kids look to their parents when they are figuring out how to respond in different situations, so putting on a happy face can help your child feel better. You are also welcome to bring them in for a quick visit before their first appointment to meet our team and get a feel for our office, so things don’t feel so foreign to them during the real appointment.
If you need to make an appointment with our team, please give us a call or send us a message through our virtual contact form and we will be happy to find a convenient time for you to visit our practice. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday. While you are welcome to schedule an afternoon appointment for your child, we do recommend that young children visit us in the mornings, as they tend to be more alert and willing to cooperate early in the day. We also accept emergency walk-in appointments, just give our office a call so we can assist.