Lewis Center Children's Dentistry
When Should My Child See The Dentist?
New parents often wonder when they should take their child to the dentist for the first time, and how often they should schedule dental appointments. The ADA recommends that you take your child to the dentist when their first tooth erupts, which can happen as early as six months, or when they turn 1 year old. From then on, you should schedule routine checkups and cleanings for your child every six months.
Whether you have an older child and have not yet taken them to see a dentist, or you’ve just moved to the area and need a new family dentist, now is the perfect time to visit Dr. Gavin! Schedule your appointment now, and get the oral care your children need to keep their smiles happy and healthy.
What To Expect From Your First Appointment
Your appointment may differ somewhat based on the age of your child. If your little one is 1-2 years old and does not yet have all of their teeth, Dr. Gavin will conduct a basic oral exam and answer any questions you may have about your child’s dental health. She’ll also give you honest advice and tips about how to protect your child’s oral health and development.
Older kids who already have most of their primary teeth will have their teeth cleaned and polished by one of our oral hygienists, and then have their mouths examined by Dr. Gavin. X-rays may also be recommended if Dr. Gavin suspects tooth decay or any other issue with your child’s oral development.
The Importance Of Oral Exams And Preventive Care For Children
It’s hard to overemphasize how important it is for your child to have regular oral exams and get proper pediatric care.
Routine appointments also help your child become more familiar with the process of a dental visit and helps them build a relationship with Dr. Gavin. This makes it less likely that your child will develop dental anxiety in the future, and helps ensure that they get personalized preventive care.
Come To Olentangy Modern Dental For A Children’s Dentistry Appointment Today!
At Olentangy Modern Dental, we provide caring, informative, and professional dental care for patients of all ages. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gavin, contact us today! You can give us a call at (740) 200-5100, or stop by our office at 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3800, Lewis Center, OH to schedule your appointment.