When Should Your Children Start Seeing a Dentist?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Thu, 10/18/2012

Although your child’s permanent teeth may have not yet come in, they are still there below the surface. However, this does not mean baby teeth do not need to be cared for. Children begin teething when they are infants, so it may be time to start thinking about their first dental visit. The family dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles believe that three-years-old is the ideal age to bring in your child for their first dental exam. We will see children younger than this if there is a special or unique situation. We can then help you find a dentist specializing in pediatric oral health.

Children grow physically and mentally at different levels. It is understandable if you feel your child should wait until they are emotionally ready to see the dentist. However, we believe that making sure your child’s jaw and teeth are developing properly at a young age is important. In this way we can head off any problems that may become larger as time goes on.

The family dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles are experienced with treating very young children. We focus on your child’s comfort from the moment they come to the office. Their safety, health, and comfort is our foremost concern. Keeping them relaxed so they do not develop any dental phobias at a young age is important.

If you are looking for a family dentist for your young child and are in the Wilson or Greenville, North Carolina area, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles to schedule an initial dental exam today.

Dixon Boles & Associates