The Dental Care Center

At what age should my child first see a dentist?

Pediatric dental patient brushing his teeth near Van Nuys CA

We recommend bringing children to our dentist's office in Van Nuys by age two. If you wonder why we see children at such a young age, there are several important reasons.

A Positive Start for Your Child

The dental office can look like a scary place to little kids. It's not, of course, but lots of unfamiliar equipment and new faces can be a lot for a young child to take in!

So, we purposely make their first few appointments low-key and comfortable. Your little one gets used to the new environment at their pace so they can develop a positive attitude about dentistry right from the start.

We also urge parents to bring their children to their dental appointments to show them that visiting the dentist is nothing to fear.

Baby Teeth Have an Important Job to Do

While baby teeth eventually come out, their purpose is to hold a place in the jaw for permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, the space meant for the permanent tooth starts to close. This can lead to tooth misalignment and crowding, which we want to avoid.

At each dental exam, our dentist in the Van Nuys area will examine their teeth for signs of cavities. If your child does need a tooth filling, we will schedule another appointment to perform the procedure.

Schedule Your Child's First Dental Visit in 91405

We love welcoming children and helping them develop a positive attitude about dental care that will last a lifetime. Please call The Dental Care Center in Van Nuys to schedule your child's first dental visit.

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