At what age should I start taking my child to the dentist?
You are welcome to bring your child in to see us very early on - even before his or her first birthday! The purpose of such an early visit is to allow your child to get used to the office and the dentist chair and to meet the Maine Family Dental team. Becoming acquainted with the people and surroundings of the dentist's office can help your child feel comfortable and at ease. These are the first stones in the foundation of great dental health for life!
Around the age of two it is generally recommended that you begin bringing your child in for regular dentist visits. During your visit, your Maine Family Dental dentist Dr. Buxton can answer any questions that you may have about your child's oral health. You may also be given recommendations regarding how to instill healthy habits in your child, as well as advice about nutrition and wellness.
Baby teeth are vulnerable so regular dental visits are important in order to troubleshoot for any potential problems. Generally, your child's first dental x-rays will be taken sometime between the ages of four and six.
Dr. Buxton enjoys working with children and teaching them about how to care for their teeth. Schedule your child's first appointment today!