At what age should I bring my child in for his or her first visit?
The first thing to remember is that if you ever suspect a problem with your child’s mouth, please make an appointment for him or her to be seen—regardless of their age at the time.
Ideally, we want to meet your child and get to know him or her before any problems arise. Sometimes that means when the first tooth erupts. Often we find children around the age of three tend to do best in the dental chair.
When your child comes in for his or her first official visit, we enjoy making these visits fun. We give them a chance to ride in the dental chair, meet the staff, and count their teeth. Dr. Stasch and the entire team enjoy treating children—and we look forward to making their first experience with the dentist something they enjoy.
It's also a good idea for kids to come in with Mom and Dad, or big brother or sister, to give them a chance to grow accustomed to the sights and sounds of the dentist office. Watching family members getting treated is a helpful experience and can quell any anxiety when they take their own spin in the chair.