Platte Canyon Dental
Dr. Christina Linn, DMD

When should I schedule my child's first dental visit?

Parents are often surprised to hear that the American Dental Association recommends children have their first dental visit when their first tooth erupts, but no later than age one. This age may seem early, but these visits are more about helping your child get used to a new environment at their pace.

As an experienced general dentist with extensive knowledge in treating children, Dr. Linn will ensure that your child’s first visit to our Littleton, CO dental office will be calm and stress-free. A positive start provides happy experiences for your child now and a healthy attitude about dental care that can last into adulthood.

Dr. Linn does not typically perform an examination on the first visit, but she will take a quick look in your child’s mouth to see if there are any problems we need to address. Since we do not plan any dental work, this is also a perfect time to ask us all your pressing questions about your baby’s oral health. Dr. Linn will provide you with helpful tips and discuss concerns like oral hygiene, bottle-feeding, and thumb sucking.

Your child’s oral health is precious, and we want to provide all the support you need to ensure their healthy little smile stays that way. If it is time to schedule your child’s first dental visit in Littleton, CO, please call Platte Canyon Dental, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.

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