Let’s Go to the Dentist!

A child’s first dental visit should be completed by the age of 18 months, and continuing care visits should be scheduled every six months thereafter. By starting dental visits at an early age and helping your child establish good oral health habits, you can put your child on the path to a lifetime of strong and healthy teeth and gums. Be positive when you are talking to your child about the dentist and dental hygienist and help your child understand that the dentist and hygienist are friendly and want to help your child take care of his/her teeth.