When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dentist Visit?

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Small children and their parents celebrate numerous firsts, from a baby babbling to a toddler learning to walk and write. A child’s first visit to your family dentist should take equal billing among other such developmental milestones faced by Beaverton-area parents and their young kids.

Dr. Negru joins pediatric dentists in recommending that children visit our family dentistry office for their first oral checkup just as soon as teeth begin to grow, and then return every six months to prevent cavities or other health concerns. A number of oral health problems can effect kids, even those with wee baby teeth, which is why a child’s first dentist visit is key to monitoring the health of new and growing teeth.

Even baby teeth are essential to healthy eating, speech development and future dental health.

An early-life dentist office visit also enables Dr. Negru to identify any obstruction issues or poorly-developed teeth, which may increase treatment success.

At Bright Smile Dental Care, we understand that any doctor’s office can be intimidating to children. That’s why we foster a safe, comfortable and enjoyable setting for even the tiniest members of your family.

Some of the kid-friendly attractions around our Beaverton office include:

  • Toys and TVs in the waiting room
  • Flexible scheduling that includes evening hours Monday through Thursday.
  • Dr. Negru’s warm, kid-friendly chair-side manner

Especially for young children, a positive visit to the dentist can support lifelong teeth hygiene and health.

To learn more about childhood teeth care and development, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today. Dr. Negru serves patients in Beaverton, Aloha and Hillsboro, Oregon.

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