It is now recommended that children have their first dental exam when there first tooth erupts, or they reach one year of age. However, if your child has not yet come in for a dental appointment, it is certainly never too late. We hope you will make an appointment to bring your child to Quest Dental, our Baltimore kids dental office, to make sure that his or her teeth and gums have a great chance of a lifetime of excellent health.
When children visit our Baltimore kids dental office for care, our entire staff will go out of their way to make sure that your child has a fun and stress-free time. Your child will be seen by one of our expert and caring dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Lenora Caldwell. However, there are also things you can do at home to prepare your child for his or her first dental visit. To begin with, you will want to talk to your child about the upcoming dental visit and help him or her to prepare for it. Your child may also have questions which you should calmly answer. You should never talk about the dentist with any fear in your voice, even if it is in a joking manner. We will do everything we can to make the experience fun for your child, so there is no reason for your child to fear that this will be a negative experience in any way. You can even get a book out of the library that you can read to your child, that talks about a kid’s first dental visit. This will help your child to become familiar with what he or she can expect, and will help your child to relax. When you bring your child into our office, we will make sure that our staff introduces themselves to your child so that he or she will immediately feel comfortable and at home.
For an appointment for your child to come in to our Baltimore kids dental office for a dental exam and cleaning, contact us today.