If a child has had 4 or 5 visits at an early age with little more than dental check ups, you could imagine how much easier it will be on both parent and child if they need to have a more involved procedure in the future. They will know and trust the dentist and his staff, not to mention that problems can be caught earlier and be able to be fixed more easily and less expensively.
Generally, we begin seeing children in our office around the age of six, but pediatric dentists are the perfect option for the youngest patients! Really, the earlier you can get your child in to a dentist for a “happy visit” the better. As soon as a child has teeth, he or she is old enough to go to a pediatric dentist. Bringing a child in at an early age allows him or her to get comfortable with the sounds, smells, and sights of a dental office.