At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio we practice family dentistry, and can treat every member of your brood, no matter their age.
But we admit to having a soft spot for the little ones. Dental care, after all, is important at every stage of life. The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age.
For many parents that comes as a surprise. Here are four reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.
1. Twelve months of age happens to be about the time when a child’s first teeth come in. Once those teeth are out, it’s time to get them looked at by a professional.
2. One of the most important things we’ll do at your child’s first visit will be to clean their teeth and apply fluoride.
3. Visiting the dentist at a young age is a great way to help your child get used to the dentist’s office. This will help them to be more comfortable with the dentist as they grow older.
4. Visiting the dentist also helps parents enlist the help of other adults is establishing good dental habits in their children.
If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you might want to bring them in for a short tour of our office beforehand. They can meet our friendly staff and learn what to expect when they come in for their exam.
At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio. we want our patients to have the best oral health possible. Services include general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and ClearCorrect clear braces.