The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit when their first tooth appears or by age one—whichever comes first. At this age, they’re starting to get their baby teeth, and Dr. Sokolosky can begin monitoring their oral health.
The goal of your child’s first dental visit at our Ellicott City dental office is not to perform any involved exam or treatment. We want your little one to get the most positive start with dentistry, and the best way we can do that is by letting them get used to the new experience at their pace.
Each successful visit helps build their confidence, and in no time at all, they will come to see that the dental office is not a scary place.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
Your child’s first dental visit is meant to be a fun adventure where they get to meet new people in a friendly and caring environment. We proceed slowly, and at a pace your child is comfortable with. We’ll give them a ride in the dental chair, count their teeth, and let them look in the little mirror.
If your son or daughter is relaxed and receptive to it, our Columbia, MD dentist will look at their teeth to see if there are any signs of obvious problems. We know that the first visit can be a little overwhelming for adults too, so you are always welcome to stay with your child throughout their appointment.
Call Our Ellicott City Dental Office
Our team loves treating kids, and we know exactly what they need to have the best possible experience with us. Please give our Ellicott City dental office a call to arrange your child’s exciting first dental visit!