Helpful Tips For Your Baby’s First Dental Appointment

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! In honor of this important observance, let’s focus our attention on a baby’s first visit to the dentist. If your child has already had their first birthday, it’s time to make an appointment. Below are some tips that will help your appointment go smoothly. 

What To Do Prior To The Appointment:
  • Tell your child about a story where the main character has a positive experience at a dental office. There are plenty of books on this topic. Click here for a few suggestions.
  • Do you have questions about your child’s dental health? A dental appointment is a great time to ask them. Write a list of questions before the appointment so you don’t forget anything. 

What To Do During The Appointment: 

  • Allow your child to pick their own toothbrush. This will allow your child to feel in control.
  • If your child has a fear of going to the dentist, reassure them that everything will be okay.
We hope these tips put a smile on your face! If you are looking for a dentist in Fairfield County, choose Fairfield Dental Arts. We provide comprehensive dental services for your entire family. Call 203-254-3780 to request an appointment. 
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Dentist examining young child's teeth