Good oral hygiene habits start at a young at. At Elevated Smiles, we encourage our patients to schedule an appointment for their children after their first tooth erupts. During the first few years of their lives, children need to get comfortable visiting us so they have a positive association for the rest of their lives. We also look for any potential problems that may arise in the future due to early development habits. The sooner we can interfere, the fewer problems that will occur down the line.
During your child’s first dental visit, we will help them feel comfortable by showing them around the office and letting them watch their favorite TV shows. You can stay by their side the entire time if it helps. We will take x-rays of their mouth and clean their teeth. We will also show them how to properly brush and floss and explain to them why it’s important. After their visit, we encourage parents to reinforce proper brushing and flossing habits at home. Then, every six months we will see your child back at our office for another dental cleaning.
With consistent visits to the dentist and positive experiences, children will grow up and continue to care for their oral health properly for the rest of their life. Developing these habits early on can prevent many issues in the future.