For parents, a baby’s smile lights up the room. Caring for that smile is important for ensuring lifelong dental health. Do you know when you should bring your child in for his/her first appointment? What happens during a child’s first dentist visit? In today’s blog, your Rochester children’s dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, tells parents what they can expect during their little one’s first dentist appointment.
When to See Dr. Calcagno
When your child’s first baby tooth appears, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Calcagno. Normally, the first visit takes place around a child’s first birthday. Remember, the initial visit, and all checkups that follow, will allow Dr. Calcagno to watch for any signs of developing dental issues. Early detection helps your child avoid costly and invasive procedures, as well as ensure a lifetime a healthy teeth and gums.
What to Expect
When you bring your baby in to see Dr. Calcagno, the first visit usually doesn’t involve much treatment. Dr. Calcagno mainly takes the opportunity to help your child become accustomed to the dentist’s office. Your little one will meet Dr. Calcagno and our staff of dedicated dental professionals. These early appointments are crucial for educating your children about good dental habits and easing any dental anxiety they may feel.
Dr. Calcagno will perform a brief oral examination, and if necessary, may recommend teeth cleaning or a fluoride treatment. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, and may be needed for teeth that appear vulnerable to tooth decay. Dr. Calcagno may also take the opportunity to speak with the parents about proper brushing, reducing discomfort during teething, meeting dental milestones, and scheduling their child’s next appointment. Parents should remember Dr. Calcagno is happy to address any questions or concerns that they may have regarding their child’s dental health.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Children’s Dentist
Is your little one ready for his/her first visit with Dr. Calcagno? Schedule an appointment with your Rochester children’s dentist today by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.