When should my child first see the dentist?
We agree with the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that you bring your child to see Dr. Sokolosky around age one. At this time, their baby teeth are starting to appear, and we can begin monitoring their dental development.
Of course, when your child’s only a year old, we’re not going to try to do any complicated exams or treatments. Every positive experience your child has with us is a step toward developing a good attitude about dental care. If they feel good about seeing the dentist now, chances are that dental visits won’t cause them a lot of anxiety as an adult.
During the first visit, we’ll take time to show your little all the interesting equipment and introduce them to our caring staff. We’ll count their teeth and let them take a little ride in the dental chair.
If we feel that your child’s comfortable with us, we’ll take a look at their teeth to see if there are any signs of obvious problems. Of course, you are welcome to stay with your child throughout their appointment.
Our team loves treating kids, and we know exactly what they need to have a good experience with us. Please give our Ellicott City dental office a call to arrange your child’s exciting first dental visit!