It’s a question that many parents in Boulder debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.
The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.
Some Boulder area parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will your Boulder cosmetic dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.
Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your Boulder child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.
If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, you might want to think about bringing them to your next Boulder dental appointment. Seeing you in the dental chair will help them become more comfortable with the idea.
I’m Dr. Gordon West, a child-friendly Boulder dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at 303-665-5335.
At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry we offer:
- porcelain veneers
- dental implants
- prepless veneers
- dental crowns
Thanks for visiting our Boulder dental blog, and contact us today for all your dental needs!
Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201