At Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry, we think a child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they sure can fear the unknown. At Morrow, Lai & Edwards Pediatric Dentistry, our team makes a practice of using pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe your child’s first dental visit and treatment. After all, we strive to make you and your child to feel at ease from the moment you walk through our door.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, or AAPD, kids should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning. Your child’s first tooth erupts between ages 6-12 months and the remainder of their 20 primary or “baby” teeth typically erupt by age 3.
If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry, or about your treatment with Drs. Morrow, Lai and Edwards, please give us a call at (918) 742-9810. Our goal is to create happy, healthy smiles for children. We want our patients to understand that oral health is important, and we want them to recognize their part in taking care of their teeth.