When should my child have his or her first dental appointment?
Every Child is Unique
As a mother herself, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher understands that every child develops at his or her own pace. With that in mind, she customizes her pediatric dental care plans to meet your child’s needs and their attention span.
Because childhood decay is so prevalent, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry strongly suggests that children have their first dental visit by the time they celebrate their one-year birthday. Because children at this age are often busy and don’t always want to sit still, we make kids’ dental appointments fun and interactive.
Happy Visit For Children
Our “happy visit” is geared toward helping your child become familiar with our team and dental office and leaves plenty of time for Dr. Essenmacher or our gentle hygienist to take a peek inside your little one’s mouth and discuss with caregivers what to expect as their children grow.
First dental appointments will include a ride in the dental chair, a check-up, and our hygienist will also demonstrate how to brush your child’s teeth properly.
This is a great time to discuss nutrition and habits like thumb sucking and bottle use. Parents may also have questions about dental development and how to look after baby teeth.
Getting started early with children’s dentistry helps our Albuquerque families have the tools for success and lifelong healthy smiles.