321 Family Dental

What to Expect at Your Toddler’s First Visit to the Dentist

December 17, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Joel Eley

As soon as your child’s first tooth comes through the gums, you should schedule a checkup with our children’s dentist in Melbourne, FL. This first visit establishes care and acquaints your child with our fun and friendly dental team.

The earlier we can establish a trusting relationship, the better. We want your child to love visiting the dentist! These early appointments allow the dentist to monitor your child’s oral development. We also provide information for at-home care, including:

  • Pacifier use
  • Finger sucking
  • Cleaning teeth
  • Nutrition

And we always make time to answer your questions.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit in Melbourne, FL

We count their teeth, talk to them about their smile, and make the dental environment welcoming. Our team never wants your child to fear the dentist. Unfortunately, these early anxieties can follow them into adulthood and lead to dental phobia. Many people with dental phobia forgo dental treatment altogether.

At the first visit, expect a conversation with the dentist and a fun exam for your child. If the dentist has any concerns, we always discuss them with you during the appointment.

Ongoing Children’s Dentistry

As your child ages, our approach to their dental care evolves to meet them where they are in oral development. Soon, counting teeth becomes periodic x-rays, comprehensive examinations, and dental cleanings.

If your child presents with frequent cavities, we can also discuss dental sealants to guard against decay. We can also provide fluoride treatments to keep their teeth strong as they age.

Because ours is a family dentist in Melbourne, FL, your child can remain our patient for as long as they’d like!

Looking for Children’s Dental Care Near Me?

We are always happy to welcome children, individuals, and families into our dental practice. If you want to establish dentistry in the area or have questions about our dental services, give us a call today.

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